ME7101: Dissertation

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ME7101: Dissertation

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code ME7101
Module Tutor Lynda Kay
School School of Education
CAT Points 60
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module will provide students with the opportunity to carry out a critically analytical, in-depth investigation into an issue related to their award title and relevant to their continuing professional development, and to present their findings in a formal manner. Participants will have the opportunity to attend up to 12 hours of teaching on research design and methodology. In addition they will each be allocated a Dissertation Adviser who will act as tutor/supervisor for the study and who will meet with them on an individual basis. Students will be required to submit termly progress report.

Indicative Syllabus

planning a dissertation, reading critically, approaches to research, research ethics, qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods and academic writing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will have:

1  identified a work-based problem that could be investigated through research;

2  contextualised, designed, planned and conducted a small scale research project in an area of their own professional expertise;

3  selected and justified the appropriate research methodology and research instruments for the execution of a small scale research project;

4  considered the ethical issues involved in a small scale research project and implemented the necessary, appropriate procedures;

5  presented, critically analysed and interpreted data collected during the execution of a small scale research project;

6  compiled and produced a research report relating to a small scale research project;

7  reflected on the process of conducting research, and critically evaluated the research design employed;

8  considered ways of implementing a professional action plan as a result of the findings of a small scale research project;

9  considered ways of disseminating research findings

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 12
Independent Learning Hours: 582
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, dissertation/major project: 18000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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