|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF Level 9 entry requirements or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the research process and the application of research methods as they impact on research and management in the domestic, national and international environments.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Introduction to research. Research principles (e.g. validity, reliability, generalisability). Qualitative & quantitative approaches and rationale (e.g. case studies, action research, surveys, experimental and quasi-experimental designs). Data collection techniques (e.g. questionnaire, observation, and interview design). Data management, analysis, interpretation, and presentation (e.g. data recording and preparation, the application of statistical techniques, coding, categorisation and pattern seeking in qualitative data, tabulation and graphing.) Research management: planning and organising a research project; identifying researchable issues; use of literature, libraries, and ICT; time and task management; costing research; organising fieldwork and contacts; ethical, cultural, consent and confidentiality issues.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
The module is delivered in either Distance Learning Mode by self directed learning using web-based learning materials, supported by on-line support, or through blended delivery, with core content provided online and learning consolidated at workshops.
The Module is assessed by ONE coursework.