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Teaching Research Methods: A New Approach


Research methods modules have long been among the most-hated modules for undergraduate students on social science degrees, and students’ anxiety towards them, especially quantitative methods, is well-documented. They are frequently taught in a theoretical, dry manner, and students complain that the content has nothing to do with the rest of their degree. The more self-aware teachers have noted that the training reflects a cycle of abuse: new lecturers inflict the same awful teaching on the next generation as they themselves received as students.