This module will be delivered via:
- One 1-hour lecture per week.
- Two 1-hour laboratory sessions per week.
- One 1-hour tutorial per week.
Teaching and learning on Essex Pathways modules offers students the ability to develop the foundation knowledge, skills, and competencies to study at the undergraduate level, through a curriculum that is purposely designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. All teaching, learning and assessment materials will be available via Moodle in a consistent and user-friendly manner.
Lectures will introduce basic social research techniques, concepts and theories that will underpin the practical work done in lab classes and prepare students for studying future data and research-based modules.
Laboratory sessions: Students will undertake practical exercises working with and gaining an understanding of, data. These will include researching data sources, sourcing and critically assessing examples of data reports, data collection, designing questionnaires and using Excel to input, manipulate, analyse and present data.
Tutorials: Students will use these classes to apply the ideas from the lectures to the practical work they have undertaken and to use this to reflect upon, refine and improve the output of their practical work.
Academic Support Hour: An opportunity for students to seek clarification and ask questions regarding the content covered in each week's lecture or support with assignments.