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IE902 - Professional Research Project (Research Methods & Critical Enquiry)

  • Module code: IE902
  • Module name: Professional Research Project (Research Methods & Critical Enquiry)
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module provides students with an opportunity to consider an area of academic/professional interest in greater depth. The professional research project demonstrates the ability to analyse and synthesise relevant literature, produce coherent arguments supported by relevant practical evidence. The module provides skills in producing logical discussion and how to acknowledge sources of ideas and information. The aim of this module is to provide students with a basic training in research methods in education. The module has three main aims: 1) Enabling students to engage in a critical reading and analysis of research accounts 2) Equipping students with basic skills in a range of established research strategies and techniques, including data collection and analysis 3) Preparing students to frame and refine research questions and to design and execute a research and produce a research project (the final assessment).

Principal learning outcomes

1) Engage in contemporary debates about issues relating to methodology. 2) Write research proposals. 3) Frame research questions and design a piece of research. Match research question to research methods 4) Read and critically evaluate research accounts. 5) Use appropriate techniques to analyse qualitative and quantitative data. Appreciate the possibilities and possible pitfalls inherent in a particular research paradigm. 6) Use research strategies and techniques appropriate for use in educational research. 7) Understand the principal methods of disseminating research findings. Understand the likely generalisability of the research outcomes.

Timetabled teaching activities

12 hours in Research Workshops, 15 hours minimum dissertation tutorials,

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: IE902-60)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL20) - Year 3
Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Business and Enterprise Education (X334) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Business and Enterprise Education (X334) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Learning and Teaching (X336) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Learning and Teaching (X336) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Learning and Teaching (X336) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Learning and Teaching (X336) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Studies (X3A2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Studies (X3A2) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B1) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B1) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B2) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B2) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B3) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Innovation (X3B3) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M2) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M2) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M2) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M3) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M3) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M3) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M4) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M4) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M4) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL04) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL20) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL01) - Year 2