Module Information

Module Identifier
EC32320
Module Title
Independent Research Project
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Mutually Exclusive
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
Seminar 2 x 4 Hour Seminars
Lecture 5 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 1 x 4 Hour Practical
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Report  80%
Semester Assessment Presentation  20%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* Assess and evaluate information from a range of sources;

* Undertake a review of literature;

* Analyze and present results;

* Present valid discussion, conclusions and recommendations.

Aims

This new elective module is introduced in response to the recommendation of the recent Internal Review suggesting a greater focus on student-centred learning. This module will be compulsory for Single Honours (L100) students, and N310 Business Finance, and optional for other schemes. It allows consolidation of economics and related skills in the framework of in-depth study of a topic selected by the student under the guidance of members of academic staff. Support will also be provided through introductory lectures on project management.

Brief description

The independent research project provides the opportunity for in-depth investigation of an appropriate topic and further develops independent study skills. The report also provides an opportunity to specialize in a particular aspect of the economics and related disciplines.

Content

  • Project Preparation and Implementation
  • Time Management
  • Development of proposal
  • Review of Draft Report
  • Revision of Final Report

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Some opportunities for use of econometric and other statistical rechniques delivered through other level 3 modules.
Communication In individual tutorials to develop proposal, monitor progress, revise draft report.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through organizational and research skills on self-selected topic.
Information Technology Through appropriate accessing of the internet for reference material, and use of word-processing skills in report production.
Personal Development and Career planning Development of various personal and interpersonal skills, generally transferable in career terms, including initiative, independence and self-awareness - in addition to skills 1-7 above.
Problem solving Discussion in preparatory lectures, development in project proposal and applied in research and completion of report.
Research skills By obtaining, selecting, assimilating information from a variety of sources for preparing report.
Subject Specific Skills It allows consolidation of economics and related skills in the framework of in-depth study of a selected topic.
Team work Independent project work only.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6