|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Other||5 x 2 hour tutorials during semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1000-1200 word Formative essay. Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7||10%|
|Semester Assessment||Project report (1500 words) Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7||70%|
|Semester Assessment||Presentation (5 minutes) Outcomes 1, 3, 7||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Communicate information and ideas in the form of oral and written presentations.
2. Develop a reasoned argument and challenge assumptions.
3. Formulate hypotheses and research questions and make academic arguments.
4. Identify appropriate data sources and information resources.
5. Develop appropriate academic conduct (eg avoiding unfair practice).
6. Interpret and use data.
7. Demonstrate basic computer literacy.
The module is intended to prepare students with the key skills necessary to a successful academic and professional career such as time management, critical thinking and reflective learning. An important aspect of the module is an introduction to a range of research issues such as literature evaluation, qualitative and quantitative data assessment and oral, visual and written communication. The module content is delivered through a range of formats including lectures, workshops, e-learning and tutorials.
- Writing and presentation skills
- Evaluation of information sources
- Critical thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning
- Research ethics
- Data handling and analysis
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||The module will include tutorials on data management and analysis where application of number and interpretation of results are the main focus|
|Communication||Students will gain experience in both written and oral communication, particularly in tutorial sessions where they will write essays.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Throughout the module, students will be encouraged to identify their own strengths and weaknesses in terms of study and research skills and supplementary materials will be made available for students wishing to further improve particular weak points. Prompt and detailed feedback will be provided in order to give the students opportunities to review and monitor their progress and plan for improvement of personal performance. Although not formally assessed, all students will be given feedback about their development.|
|Information Technology||Information technology will be used as an essential tool for all aspects of the course and students will be expected by the end of the module to be familiar with the use of basic word processing, data management and presentation software.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will gain confidence in their analytical and intellectual skills, improve their study skills and gain the skills necessary for success at University and in future careers. APPR will be integrated into this module.|
|Problem solving||Students will be using methods learned in lectures and workshops to solve data analysis problems and interpret results.|
|Research skills||Students will develop skills in researching literature as part of the lectures and workshops on information gathering and evaluation. They will then practise these skills through written assessment. Students will also gain experience in inductive and deductive reasoning, hypothesis formation and basic data interpretation.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will gain confidence in their analytical and intellectual skills, improve their study skills and gain the skills necessary for success at University and in future careers. Aspects of career planning will be specifically addressed in lectures provided by the career’s service. Although not formally assessed, all students will be given feedback about their development with regard to this skill set.|
|Team work||Students will work in groups during the tutorials and will be encouraged to improve team working skills. Although not formally assessed, all students will be given feedback .|
This module is at CQFW Level 4