Research Study Preparation - SS573

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Spring
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5 15 (7.5) DR M Burnley

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2019-20

Overview

This module will take students through the research study design process. In collaboration with a member of staff (supervisor), students will design and produce a research and ethics proposal that will be carried out at Stage 3 as their Dissertation Project. Sufficient detail and rigor in this module should allow dissertation projects to be undertaken at the start of Stage 3.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Lectures – 6 hours per annum; Writing clinics – 4 hours; Supervisor appointments - 12 hours (approximately)

Method of assessment

100% coursework

Indicative reading

Burns, R. (2000). Introduction to Research Methods. London: Sage.

Creswell, J. (2009). Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lynch, C. (2010). Doing you research project in sport. Exeter: Swales and Willis

Field, A., Hole, G. (2003). How to design and report experiments. London: Sage

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Students who take full advantage of the opportunities made available to them will, on successful completion of the module, be able to:

12.1 Complete an appropriate literature search associated with your chosen topic of study using primary and secondary sources;
12.2 Demonstrate theoretical knowledge of devising a clear specific and testable research question that can be realistically addressed within the limitations of undergraduate study;
12.3 Work collaboratively with a recognized expert in your area of research interest;
12.4 Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical concerns of research within your subject specialism.

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