Social science research enables scholars to make sense of the social world, to discover why people think and act as they do and how important institutions act. The main purpose of this course is to provide you with a fundamental introduction to the methodological foundations and tools that are utilised to conduct rigorous and meaningful social science research endeavours. Hence, you will be furnished with a comprehensive introduction to research proposal writing, research methodologies, and foundational research theories and protocols. You will learn how to identify potentially innovative problems to study, develop hypotheses and research questions, specify independent and dependent variables, scrutinise the validity and reliability of studies and design research projects.