|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Oral Assessment 20 minutes oral assessment (approx 2,000 words of material) that reviews a key reserch source.||25%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay submission Submit a 7000 word essay||75%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed elements Resubmit failed or make good any missing elements.|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to conceive of, plan and critically contextualize an original piece of research.
2. Critically review a key research souce, assessing its potential use and critical context.
3. Devise a bibliography of appropriate texts and a relevant re4search question.
4. Effectively present research findings through essay writing.
5. Effectively present research finding through oral assessment and responding to questions.
The module will provide students with expert guidance in their chosen area of research, giving them the opportunity to devise a research topic with a specialist member of staff and to receive regular feedback on the development of assessed work.
This module will give students the opportunity to pursue their area of interest with a specialist in the field and prepare them for the independent study required by the Dissertation. For their Dissertation itself, students may continue with the broad subject area of their guided essay. The material must be a development and must not therefore be a repetition of material already discussed in the Guided Research module. Relevant research training that will aid students in their work for Guided Research will be provided by our first semester core ENM0120 Research Skills.
Weeks one and two:
Discussion with tutor to determine the specific subject area to be pursued and to compile a bibliography of relevant texts.
Define project area.
Weeks four, five and six:
Conduct independent research, guided by tutor, the development of which to be discussed in tutorials. In week five, define specific research question.
Assessed oral presentation. Review of a key research source presented the tutor and additional member of staff. The student will take questions on the material.
Weeks eight, nine and ten:
Discussion of work in progress with tutor.
ESTIMATED WORKLOAD HOURS: Tutorials 10 hours / Research: 300hours / Essay Writing: 175 hours
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||Oral presentation, taking questions Articulating complex ideas through clear and sophisticated written work|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Presenting ideas and draft work to tutor, and working through revisions|
|Information Technology||Word processing Use of the library catalogue Digital resources|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Driving own research interests and honing specialism Developing presentation skills|
|Problem solving||Devising a research question Critically reviewing a key research source|
|Research skills||Conceiving, planning and critically contextualizing an original piece of research|
|Subject Specific Skills||Acquisition of high level subject specific knowledge which may involve specific technical skills (e.g. paleography).|
|Team work||Working with tutor as supervisor|
This module is at CQFW Level 7