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SO4568: RESEARCH PROJECT PART 2 (2022-2023)

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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 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 for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
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 have developed skills in project management and time management which are key transferrable skills for future employability.
ProceduralEvaluateAs a result of this course students will understand how to contribute to existing scholarly and social debate regarding issues pertinent to contemporary sociology.
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.

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 25 Feedback Weeks 28

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Each student in the course presents their ongoing research project at online student conference.

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.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course 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.
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 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.

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