Qualification Grading Type
- GD2-Application of knowledge
- GD4-Use of information
- GD5-Communication and presentation
Unit Learning Outcomes
Understand the different methods of social research.
1.1Explain the use of observations, interviews and questionnaires in social research.
Understand a range of social research methods.
It should be noted that where learners are conducting primary research, their suggested research project should be scrutinised prior to commencement to check that ethical considerations have taken place. In addition, agreement from the interviewees must be obtained to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations, 2018.
2.1Evaluate three areas for primary research.
2.2Justify the use of observation, interview or questionnaire for each aim.
2.3Review material and information pertinent to research.
2.4Produce completed observation, interview and questionnaire.
Understand how to reflect on social research methodology.
3.1Discuss and draw conclusions from data gathered through observation, interview and questionnaire.
3.2Critically evaluate the use of observation, interview and questionnaire methods of investigation.
3.3Clarify any ethical considerations associated with the research and use appropriate protocols as needed.