|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 1 hr for 9 weeks|
|Seminars / Tutorials|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Esssay 1||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 2 - Dissertation Proposal||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1 x 2500 word essay All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Dissertation proposal All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment titles and examination paper will be issued||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Critically evaluate different types of research design.
Critically discuss the differences between qualitative and quantitative research designs.
Critically examine relevant literature in their chosen research field.
Demonstrate critical engagement with relevant source material.
This module will provide an introduction to a range of research methods commonly employed in educational research. It will also aim to develop the students awareness of the issues associated with different methodological choices and guide the students in the planning of a small scale research project.
Lecture and seminar 1: Types of research
Lecture and seminar 2: Qualitative research methods
Lecture and seminar 3: Quantitative research methods
Lecture and seminar 4: Planning a methodology and analysing data
Lecture and seminar 5: Research ethics
Lecture and seminar 6: Critical reading and formulating research questions/hypotheses
Lecture and seminar 7: Structuring a literature review
Lecture and seminar 8: Writing a dissertation proposal
Lecture and seminar 9: Individual guidance sessions on dissertation proposals
Lecture and seminar 10: Individual guidance sessions on dissertation proposals
This module is at CQFW Level 5