Materials and Powerpoint slides
The link for QM teaching/learning resources available on the ESRC website.
Below are some of the presenters' slides and research papers that may help you understand the purpose for the research design basis for undergraduate teaching. Unless specified, all the files are in PDF format and will open in a new browser window.
Presentation by Sarah Cotterill
Who's afraid of research questions? The importance (and neglect?) of question-led methods teaching. Patrick White, Department of Sociology, University of Leicester
Marbles! Illustrating the confusion over significance testing
Research Design: Creating Robust Approaches for the Social Sciences - This documents has excerpts from a chapter on Sampling taken from Research Design: Creating Robust Approaches for the Social Sciences by Stephen Gorard.