Department of Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Supplementary assessment information not currently available (this will be added shortly)|
To allow study students the opportunity to develop a more in depth understanding of a key research related issue of their choice.
1. By the end of the unit students will have understood the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques.
2. By the end of the unit students will have demonstrated an ability to examine research principles applied to a specific topic of their own choosing.
Understand principles of research design, methodological application and analysis
Ability to understand the application of research principles in specific disciplinary areas
Ability to develop and present a coherent argument supported with relevant data, concepts, models or illustrations
Ability to access and review critically relevant research literature
Ability to synthesise information from a number of sources
Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines
Ability to work independently.
This unit is intended for those wishing to focus on a particular topic in which they can engage with some aspect of the formulation or application of research principles. The unit is appropriate for those with demonstrated capacity for self-guided work. The independent research essay should be on a topic that is distinct from students' SRAP, LRAP or dissertation topic(s). This unit may be linked to a placement or internship.
XX50207 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Economics