Module Identifier IL33310  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Raymond E Lonsdale  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Allen E Foster, Dr Christopher M Baggs, Dr David A Stoker, Professor David Ellis, Ms Pauline Worthington  
Co-Requisite IL30620  
Mutually Exclusive Similar modules in other departments  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   3 Hours  
  Practical   3 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Literature Search  25%
Semester Assessment Reference Evaluation  25%
Semester Assessment Research Proposal  50%

Learning outcomes

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


This module aims to:

Transferable skills

This module encompasses the following learning and teaching skills;

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Bell, J (1993) Doing your research project: a guide for first time researchers in education and social science 2nd. Buckingham: Open University Press
Birley, G. and Moreland, N (1998) A practical guide to academic research Kogan Page
Blaxter, L. (1996) How to research Buckingham: Open University Press
Bryman, A (2001) Social research methods OUP
CRUS Guides (series of guides published by the University of Sheffield's Centre for Research User Studies)

Eager, C. and Oppenheim, C (1996) An observational method for undertaking user needs studies Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 28, pp15-23
Fidel, R (1984) The case study method: a case study LISR, 6, pp273-288

Gash, S (2000) Effective Literature Searching for research 2nd. Aldershot: Gower

Goulding, A (1997) Joking, being aggressive and shutting people up: the use of focus groups in LIS research Education for Information, 15, pp331-341
Kuhlthau, C. C (1991) Inside the search process: information seeking from the user's perspective Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 42(5), pp361-371


This module is at CQFW Level 6