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SO4568: RESEARCH PROJECT PART 2 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


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.

 


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week28
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27 - 28, 30, 33 - 34
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 27, 33, 34, 40

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

15 minute presentation on research project at online student conference (20%)

Final research project (80%) – approx. 10,000 words (±10%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

10,000 word paper.

 

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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.
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.
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course students will know how to analyse empirical data and develop sound conclusions.
ReflectionApplyAs a result of this course students will be able to draft a professional research report.
ProceduralUnderstandAs a result of this course students will understand how to conduct research and collect empirical data.

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