|Delivery length / details
|17 x 1 Hour Lectures
|1 x 4 Hour Practical
|Assessment length / details
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.
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.
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.
- Project Preparation and Implementation
- Time Management
- Development of proposal
- Review of Draft Report
- Revision of Final Report
|Application of Number
|Some opportunities for use of econometric and other statistical rechniques delivered through other level 3 modules.
|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.
|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.
|Discussion in preparatory lectures, development in project proposal and applied in research and completion of report.
|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.
|Independent project work only.
This module is at CQFW Level 6