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EQ301 - Individual Research Projects - Dissertation

  • Module code: EQ301
  • Module name: Individual Research Projects - Dissertation
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 45

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims build on developing a deeper understanding of those module aims from the Research Methods module at level 5: Understanding the process of formulation of research questions and hypotheses Appreciation of the need to match the research questions to appropriate research methodologies Procedures employed with SPSS for statistical analyses, e.g., descriptive statistics, cross-tabs, and the rationale for choosing them Use of qualitative software (e.g. NVIVO) for analysis of qualitative data Interpretation and writing up of the results Development of instruments for qualitative and quantitative data collection (e.g. questionnaires; interview schedules, observation schedules);

Principal learning outcomes

Describe and apply theoretical and methodological understandings underpinning research, from formulating research questions to data collection and analyses to writing up the results. Research skills appropriate to the discipline: quantitative, qualitative data collection, coding and analyses. Analyse and articulate key theoretical and methodological concepts relating to the process of forming research questions, developing appropriate research designs to address them, engaging in the process of data collection, analysis and interpretation. Develop research skills and methods appropriate to conducting qualitative and quantitative research; Provide justifications regarding the methods chosen for qualitative and quantitative analyses. Appropriate this knowledge and understanding to formulating research questions and developing research designs. Recognise the advantages and disadvantages of certain methods for data collection and analyses Develop ICT Presentational and research skills

Timetabled teaching activities

9 hours lecture/seminars 5 x 1 hour group tutorials 4 x 20 minute individual tutorials

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
45 CATS (Module code: EQ301-45)
A (Assessed work only) Dissertation (10,000 words) Dissertation (10000 words) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Education Studies (X35B) - Year 3
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