Research Project in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - TZRD9940

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Year 7 60 (30) Julie Beadle-Brown checkmark-circle

Overview

During the first term of the course students will develop ideas for their research project and will be given the opportunity to choose a research project proposed and supervised by members of the course team or other Tizard staff ( course handbook for the list of topics for the current year). Students who choose to design their own project will be allocated a project supervisor. Students following the MSc in Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disability are required to do an empirical project. All other students can choose between either an empirical or a non-empirical (e.g. policy or research review) project.

Students develop a proposal (assessed) for their research project with advice from their supervisor and apply for ethical approval either to the Tizard Ethics Committee (Ethical Review Checklist available on web-based resources) or to another ethics committee such as those in the NHS.

Details

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 580
Total study hours: 600

Availability

Analysis and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities MSc
Applied Behaviours Analysis (Intellectual and Developmental Disability) MSc
Autism Studies MA
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities PG diploma

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Project/dissertation (8,000-10,000 words) – 100%

Reassessment methods

Like-for-like

Indicative reading

There is no specific required reading for this module, apart from readings included in the research methods module (TZRD8300)
All students will be required to complete their own project-specific literature searches and read relevant literature for their research project. They will provide an account of this in the literature review section of the project.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 Set up a testable hypothesis or research question, having conducted a basic review of the literature.
8.2 Design a research study or detailed review process to test the hypothesis/answer the question
8.3 Select an appropriate methodology, either qualitative or quantitative, or a combination of the two.
8.4 Consider any ethical issues involved and resolve them
8.5 If appropriate, negotiate service access, seek consent and conduct the data collection
8.6 Conduct the data analysis using appropriate methods
8.7 Write up the research project with reference to existing literature and government policy

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

9.1 Set up a testable hypothesis or research question, having conducted a basic review of the
9.2 Design a research study or detailed review process to test the hypothesis/answer the question
9.3 Select an appropriate methodology, either qualitative or quantitative, or a combination of the
9.4 Consider any ethical issues involved and resolve them
9.5 Conduct the data analysis using appropriate methods

Notes

  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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