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ED30445: Childhood, youth and education studies dissertation part 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 18
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • dissertation (10,000 words) (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take ED30444
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to produce a final, full and coherent research project report.

Learning Outcomes:
In completing this unit, students will demonstrate the ability to:
* undertake data collection
* analyse and interpret results
* complete the writing of a cohesive research project through 1) revision of the work completed in the Dissertation Research 1 unit and 2) through completion of the results, discussion and conclusion sections of their individual research project.


* Comprehensive and scholarly written communication (e.g. essays) F/A
* Ability to select, analyse and present numerical data. A
* Ability to select, summarise and synthesis written information from multiple sources. F/A
* Ability to develop rigorous arguments through precise use of concepts and models. F/A
* Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question. F/A
* Ability to formulate a research question, then develop and present an original & coherent answer. F/A
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines. A
* Ability to work effectively as part of a group or team. F/A

The unit is an independent research unit. Emphasis will be placed upon the completion of a cohesive research project report. Support will be provided throughout the semester by the unit leader and through facilitation of a network of assigned tutors. Electronic support will be available on Moodle. Students will be asked to discuss with their assigned tutor the analysis, interpretation and expression of their results in relation to the literature review, method and introduction section drafted in the Dissertation Research I unit. Students will likely revise these sections in the light of reflecting upon their project as they analyse, interpret and write.. Students may be required to defend the research project and its conclusions at a viva-voce examination.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ED30445 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • UHED-AFB04 : BA(Hons) Childhood, Youth and Education Studies (Year 3)
  • UHED-AKB04 : BA(Hons) Childhood, Youth and Education Studies with Professional Placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.