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PD55C1: CRITICAL SKILLS: RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 30 Aug 2022 15:40


Course Overview

This course will equip you with core research and dissemination skills. Centred on an interdisciplinary approach to research, the course will allow you to engage with peers from various research backgrounds to contribute, discuss and share in an interactive academic community. The course will detail key research techniques and communicative modes for successful dissemination. Communication skills specific to engaging with industry stakeholders will also be covered as part of this course in order to boost employability.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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

This course is designed to support you in advance of the research period of your studies, whilst also equipping you with the communication skills necessary to engage with industry and access job markets. The course will be divided into two segments, the first half of the course will focus on research skills and also give students the opportunity to engage more profoundly with sessions on qualitative or quantitative methodologies. The second segment of the course will focus on the dissemination of research and the communication skills required to position your research and academic expertise to the public.

The timetable consists of one lecture and one interactive seminar per week where you will engage with classmates on current topics and materials provided. As an interdisciplinary approach to postgraduate studies, this course also provides students with the opportunity to engage with peers from across a variety of PGT programmes thus allowing for true critical discussion and engagement. Contents of the course are designed to serve you on your academic journey and also equip you with appropriate skills for future workplaces. The course is zero credit bearing with one assignment to be submitted at the end of the course delivery. The assignment consists of one, 1,000 word essay based on a core concept delivered on the course.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 28 - 33
  • 1 Seminar during University week s 29 - 34

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided individually to students and also collectively in a final essay feedback session.

The essay will be due in week 9 of course

Feedback will be provided in week 12 of course

Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThis course aims to enhance students’ critical thinking skills. Through a robust engagement with research practice, research design and methods, students will develop critical thinking skills.
ProceduralApplyBe equipped to communicate their research to diverse audiences and will engage in practical communication and dissemination practice activities in class.
ProceduralCreateThe course will allow students to build on their research design skills & encourage creativity & robust engagement with core project design concepts. Will be asked to reflect on research questions.
ReflectionApplyThe communication skills segment of the course will enable students to engage with peers and the wider community on aspects of their research and professional skill set.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback per individual essay with support from tutor

Resit to be submitted in Week 15

Feedback to be delivered in Week 18

Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandThis course aims to enhance students’ critical thinking skills. Through a robust engagement with research practice, research design and methods, students will develop critical thinking skills.
ProceduralCreateThe course will allow students to build on their research design skills & encourage creativity & robust engagement with core project design concepts. Will be asked to reflect on research questions.
ReflectionApplyThe communication skills segment of the course will enable students to engage with peers and the wider community on aspects of their research and professional skill set.
ProceduralApplyBe equipped to communicate their research to diverse audiences and will engage in practical communication and dissemination practice activities in class.

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