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Research methods: Making Sense

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This resource offers some initial thoughts about the status of 'science' relative to other frameworks of making sense. It links to other learning objects

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sociology | interpretivism | positivism | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Research methods: Ethnographic interviewing

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This presentation discusses the context of ethnography in general, looking at interviews designed to understand subjective worlds. It also focuses on ethic

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ethnography | interviewing | sociology | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Research methods: Ethnographic observation

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This presentation focuses on the following themes: classic uses for observation; participant observation and the problems of reconciling the two roles and

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sociology | ethnography | observation | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Research methods: Autoethnography

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This resources focuses on the origins of autoethnography, its typical applications (eg emotional journeys, studies of sports injury), as well as problems o

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autoethnography | sociology | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Research methods: Semiotics and signification

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This resource focuses on issues of semiotics and signification, using examples related to leisure and outdoor education.

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semiotics | signification | sociology | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Research methods: Visual data

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This resource focuses on issues related to visual data.

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visual_data | sociology | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Research methods: Visual data in ethnographic research

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This RLO discusses critically the claims made for the use of visual material (photos and video/film) as evidence in ethnographic research.

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visual_data | ethnography | sociology | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Research methods: Research methods database

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This resource is part of "Research methods" module. This module is designed primarily for students taking sport-related courses, but knowledge and use of research methods is widely shared across a range of social science disciplines, so students from any other such discipline should find this useful too. It is important to focus on methods, almost to the exclusion of any actual content, at least until you find your bearings. Thus although there are important differences between them students of Outdoor Adventure should find something of interest in material devoted to discussing Leisure, Sport Development, Sport Management and others. This resource contains links to a number of RLOs and presentations on research methods.

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database | sociology | research methods | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Government of the UK and Ireland

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The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What is the political culture within British and Irish society and what is the role of the media? What is the appropriate spatial distribution of governmental power, i.e. the territorial dimension? Inevitably, the issues raised by these questions make for argument and introduce conflicting interpretatio

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politics | government | ukoer | csapoer | ireland | uk | government of the uk and ireland | Social studies | L000

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State crime

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This module seeks to explore the definition and nature of state crime in criminological and political discourse. It aims to develop a critical understanding of the nature of the state and the scale and type of crimes committed by state agents and agencies; A range of state crimes will be explored in both the domestic and international spheres. Terrorism, for example, while commonly deployed to describe acts of violence directed against states is, also deployed by states themselves against target populations. Other topics include genocide, torture, ‘natural’ disasters, political corruption, criminal policing, death while in detention, war crimes, state-corporate deviance and state crimes against asylum seekers and refugees. The module will explore forms of state crime as techniques of

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state crime | criminology | politics | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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GB administrative geography changes

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Interactive flash object demonstrating changes in administrative geography of Great Britain between 1991 and 2001

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geography digital boundaries geographical information systems gis census local government england scotland wales | Social studies | L000

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The hierarchy of 1991 census geography

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Interactive flash object demonstrating the geographical hierarchy of the 1991 census

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geography digital boundaries geographical information systems gis census socioeconomic | Social studies | L000

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Visualizing area based statistics with choropleth maps

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Interactive flash object demonstrating the use of choropleth maps

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geography digital boundaries geographical information systems gis census visualization statistics socioeconomic | Social studies | L000

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GB electoral geography changes

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Interactive flash object demonstrating changes in the electoral geography of parts of London between 1991 and 2001

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geography digital boundaries geographical information systems gis electoral local government england london | Social studies | L000

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Georeferencing with postcodes

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Interactive flash object demonstrating how postcode lookup tables can be used to georeference socioeconomic survey datasets

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geography geographical information systems gis postcodes linking survey socioeconomic | Social studies | L000

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Linking area based statistics to digital boundaries

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Interactive flash object demonstrating linking area based statistics, such as those from the census to digital boundaries as a first step towards geographic visualization and analysis

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geography geographical information systems gis census linking socioeconomic | Social studies | L000

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The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem

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Interactive flash object describing aspects of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP), which we should always be aware of when using area based statistics.

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geography geographical information systems geographical information science gis gisc census socioeconomic | Social studies | L000

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Postcode Lookup tables

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Interactive flash object demonstrating how postcode directories are constructed

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geography geographical information systems gis postcodes linking | Social studies | L000

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The UK postcode system

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Interactive flash object describing the hierarchy of the UK postcode system

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geography geographical information systems gis postcodes linking socioeconomic | Social studies | L000

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Learning and employability

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Society single honours degree programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. Its development has been informed by the findings of evaluations undertaken with previous second and third year students who felt that they should have been given more support in making the transition to Higher Education, and development of the academic skills required to engage with their chosen disciplines.

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employability | sociology | criminology | academic skills development | learning and employability | transition to he | csapoer | ukoer | Social studies | L000

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Globalization and health

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40 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Globalization and Health, covering: What is globalization; Relationship between globalization and health; Aspects of globalization that may effect health; Health, international trade and the WTO; Trade in health services and GATS

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economics | ukoer | trueproject | health | health economics | Social studies | L000

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Externalities and health

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Health, covering: What are 'externalities'; Positive externalities and health; Negative externalities and health; 'Global' externalities and health; Externalities and public goods

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ukoer | economics | trueproject | health | health economics | Social studies | L000

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Public goods and health

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41 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Public goods and health, covering: What is a 'public good'; Is 'health' a public good; Importance of public goods for health; 'Global' public goods and health

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ukoer | trueproject | health | economics | health economics | Social studies | L000

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The economics of AMR

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47 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on The economics of AMR, covering: What is antimicrobial resistance (AMR); Economic conceptualisation of AMR; Cost of resistance - country, hospital, disease; Micro-economic evaluation of strategies to contain AMR; Macro-economic evaluation of impact of AMR and strategies to contain AMR

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ukoer | trueproject | economics | health | health economics | Social studies | L000

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Introducing health economics

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12 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Introducing health economics, covering Economics, Health and Health Economics and Key Economic Concepts.

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ukoer | trueproject | health | economics | health economics | Social studies | L000

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