Session 9: Friday 5th June, 11:00-13:00, room 731     

From Research Interest to a Research Plan

Dr Claudia Lapping

In the final two sessions on the last day of the course you will work in groups to work through the process of developing a research design based on a selection of broadly defined research interests. Within the workshop sessions you will explore the difficulties inherent in refining a research topic and constructing a coherent research design.

For each of the examples, you will be asked to discuss and begin to formulate:

* A clearly focussed research topic or researchable question
* An outline of your methods
* Approach to sampling
* Key conceptual issues
* Ethical issues

Preparatory Reading

DOWLING, P.C. & BROWN, A.J. (2010). Doing Research/Reading Research: Re-interrogating education. Second Edition. London. Routledge. (c. 10)