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SO4568: RESEARCH PROJECT PART 2 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 01 Oct 2020 12:25


Course Overview

In this course, project students, guided by regular staff supervision, build on the foundations developed in SO4068 to conduct their original research and deliver their conclusions in two formats. All students will present their developing work to peers in a (online) multi-day student conference early in the semester and submit a final report of their work (i.e. project dissertation) at the end of the course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Rhoda M. Wilkie

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In this course students, guided by regular staff supervisions, build on the foundations developed in SO4049 to conduct their original research and deliver their conclusions in two formats. Students each present their developing work to their peers in a multi-day student conference early in the semester and then submit a final report of their work (their dissertation), at the end of the course.

 


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Seminars during University week25
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26, 32 - 33
  • 1 Workshop during University week27

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 25 Feedback Weeks 28

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Each student in the course presents their ongoing research to their peers at the student conference in the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralCreateAs a result of this course students will be confident in public speaking and presenting their ongoing work to their peers and other public audiences.

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 85
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 42

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Each student submits their completed dissertation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course students will know how to analyse empirical data and develop sound conclusions.
ProceduralEvaluateAs a result of this course students will understand how to contribute to existing scholarly and social debate regarding issues pertinent to contemporary sociology.
ProceduralEvaluateAs a result of this course students will have developed skills in project management and time management which are key transferrable skills for future employability.
ProceduralUnderstandAs a result of this course students will understand how to conduct research and collect empirical data.
ReflectionApplyAs a result of this course students will be able to draft a professional research report.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateAs a result of this course students will have developed skills in project management and time management which are key transferrable skills for future employability.
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course students will know how to analyse empirical data and develop sound conclusions.
ProceduralCreateAs a result of this course students will be confident in public speaking and presenting their ongoing work to their peers and other public audiences.
ProceduralUnderstandAs a result of this course students will understand how to conduct research and collect empirical data.
ReflectionApplyAs a result of this course students will be able to draft a professional research report.
ProceduralEvaluateAs a result of this course students will understand how to contribute to existing scholarly and social debate regarding issues pertinent to contemporary sociology.

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