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Communications Research Methods (CMM2008)

30 credits

This module introduces the main research techniques that are employed in researching media texts, institutions, and audiences, both in their contemporary and historical contexts. Students are introduced to research practices in different traditions of communications research, namely cultural studies, critical media studies, and qualitative and quantitative research. On completing this module, you will be able to choose which research methods are most appropriate in developing your own research questions and be fully prepared to begin work on research that may form the basis of your final year projects.

Please note: this module is a pre-requisite if you want to take the Communications dissertation or practical project in your third year. You will not be able to take either of those modules if you have not completed this module.