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Teaching resource: teaching sociology with archived data

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Tutors can use this resource to create an assignment that enable students to learn to engage with a genuine, real-life piece of research. They are asked to complete specific tasks whilst working within word limits. 

This resource provides generic templates for both the tutor's pack and feedback sheets that can be adapted for courses in different sociological thematic areas. These are in MS Word so that they can be adapted as needed.

    Learning outcome(s)

    This teaching resource enables students to develop a number of skills:

    • learn important research discovery skills including how to explore and search official websites.
    • learn about the specific restrictions on certain data, as well as issues of confidentiality and data protection when working with personal data.
    • through the exploration of data collections they learn about a wide variety of research methods
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