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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Study And Research Skills
Reference SS1001 Version 4
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved June 2002 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to understand and apply study skills, information technology and basic research skills.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Demonstrate key student study skills.
2 Effectively use information technology to a level which is equivalent to the ECDL.
3 Describe and apply an understanding of basic research methodology to social science and social work research.

Indicative Module Content
Study skills and effective learning. Note-taking and writing skills. Examination technique. Presentation skills and groupwork. IT skills including,online resources, word processing, PowerPoint and database creation. The nature of research. Research methods and Research skills. Interpreting statistics and data analysis.

Module Delivery
This course is based on core lectures and supporting seminars, practical and online work. It also requires students to undertake critical reading of relevant journals.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 39 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 111 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 60% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2
Description: Component 1 is written work
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 40% Outcomes Assessed: 3
Description: Component 2 is a written and oral presentation

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
This Module is assessed by an essay and an oral presentation. The essay's contribution to the overall grade is Major and the oral presentation's contribution to the overall module grade is Minor.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A C1 A C2 A/B
B C1 A C2 C/D/E C1 B C2 A/B/C C1 C C2 A
C C1 B C2 D/E C1 C C2 B/C/D C1 D C2 A/B
D C1 C C2 E C1 D C2 C/D/E C1 E C2 A/B/C
E C1 E C2 D/E C1 A/B/C/D/E C2 F C1 F C2 A/B/C
F C1 F C2 D/E/F
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None, in addition to course entry requirements.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Alston, M. and Bowles, W. 2013. (3rd Ed) Research for Social Workers. An Introduction to Methods. London: Routledge.
2 Bryman, A. 2012 Social Research Methods (4th Ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3 Denscombe. M. 2010. The Good Research Guide (4th Ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
4 Moore, S., Neville, C., Murphy, M. and Connolly, C. 2010. The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook. Open University Press: Maidenhead

 

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