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SP50243: Wellbeing assessment research project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Follow this link for further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Follow this link for further information on credits Credits: 12
Follow this link for further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Semester 2
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Follow this link for further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Follow this link for further information on unit rules Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take SP50242
Follow this link for further information on unit content Description: Aims:
To allow students the opportunity to develop a more in depth understanding of wellbeing in a specific context through designing and undertaking a piece of practical research using the wellbeing assessment.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit students will have:
* identified an organisational, programme or project context suitable for the application of wellbeing assessment;
* demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the techniques necessary to design, carry out and report on a research project to assess wellbeing within that context;
* demonstrated the ability to reflect critically on the approach adopted and the findings of the analysis undertaken.

Ability to plan, organise, and follow through a piece of action research (Taught/Facilitated/Assessed);
Ability to generate, analyse and present qualitative and quantitative data (T/F/Assessed);
Ability to work effectively in directing a project team (T/F);
Comprehensive, accessible and robust communication of results (T/F/A);
Critical reflection on one's own practice (T/F/A).

This unit is intended primarily for those with strong research career interests, or those who have the opportunity to undertake action research within an organisation, and who have demonstrated a capacity for self-guided work. It builds on the unit in Wellbeing Assessment, giving the opportunity to develop that learning in a more extended research project. There are five stages of study:
1. Students must produce a 500 word proposal outlining the project to be undertaken for approval by the Convenor. Approval of this proposal is required before students are permitted to proceed with the unit.
2. The student will produce a detailed research plan, describing in more detail the problem to be addressed and the methods to be used in doing so.
3. The student will pilot key elements of the methodology and produce a revised plan incorporating the learning from piloting.
4. The student will undertake the research.
5. The student will write a report on the research, its key findings and the methodological learning that took place with respect to wellbeing assessment.
Follow this link for further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

SP50243 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.