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ED553R: RESEARCH METHODS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course is focussed on social science research and applications in professional / work contexts. Participants make critical connections between policy, theory, research and practice in the context of investigating their own practice. Course coverage includes research philosophy and methodology, research implementation (design, methods, data collection and ethics), data analysis and interpretation, and reflective evaluation. Participants conduct a small scale research activity to enable exploration and evaluation of the application of research in their own context. The course offers a supportive, formative learning experience in preparation for a larger project.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Dean Robson
  • Dr Archie Graham

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Education (ED) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course is focussed on social science research and applications in professional/work contexts. Participants make critical connections between policy, theory, research and practice in the context of investigating their own practice. Course coverage includes research philosophy and methodology, research implementation (design, methods, data collection and ethics), data analysis and interpretation, and reflective evaluation. Participants conduct a small scale research activity to enable exploration and evaluation of the application of research in their own context. The course offers a supportive, formative learning experience in preparation for a larger project.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st attempt: by end of course assignment which will be a 3000 word essay either exploring theoretical issues involved in research activity or a critical appraisal of a small scale investigation undertaken by the student.

Resit: one opportunity to resit.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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