Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
||School of Education and Humanities
|Level of Study
This module provides opportunity for students to undertake a small scale piece of research into an aspect of education that is of interest to them either through an empirical study or a desk-based one.
This module will include the following:
Choosing a field, area and focus of study and devising research questions
Writing of research proposals
Paradigms, approaches and methods
Literature searches and literature reviews
Methods of gathering and analysing data
Presentation and interpretation of data
Structuring and presenting a report
Critical review of research
Ethics within research
Desk based research
A student passing the module should be able to:
1 select a relevant topic for research and produce a suitable focus, questions and proposal based on appropriate methodology
2 undertake a literature review and synthesise and present findings in a clear and logical way
3 gather relevant data/information from relevant primary, secondary or desk based sources in an ethical manner and present it with clarity
4 analyse, interpret and discuss findings with reference to existing literature and research
5 manage own time, work independently and exercise informed judgements
6 present a finished piece of work of high quality following appropriate academic conventions
|Learning and Teaching Activities
||Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 270
|Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide)
||001: 100% Dissertation / Major Project: 8,000 to 10,000 words
|Special Assessment Requirements
||The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.
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