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LP20619: Research project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2017/8
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health (administered by the Learning Partnerships Office)
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year at Action on Addiction
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Reflective log (1000 words, 30%) (CW 30%)
  • Research Report (3500 words, 70%) (CW 70%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
Students will implement a small scale research project, building on the learning and planning carried out in the unit "Designing a Small Scale Research Project".
The Unit will introduce students to the coherent reporting and discussion of research findings, including the theoretical, ethical, logistical and other practical issues that arise.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit, students will demonstrate the ability to:
* Understand the practical and ethical issues related to the conduct of a simple research project.
* Select suitable methods to address the research question.
* Produce a realistic and comprehensive action plan for the study.
* Recognise the limits and effects of their own knowledge and skills in undertaking a small-scale piece of research.
* Report the findings of the study, discussing what the results indicate, the limits of the study and directions for future research.

Intellectual Skills:
* Solve theoretical and practical problems [T/A]
* Collection, collation and categorisation of quantitative and/or qualitative data [T/F/A]
* Evaluate research findings [T/F/A]
Professional Skills
* Managing and administering a small project [F]
* Seeking approval and authority for research activities [F/A]
* Working within ethical and professional boundaries [F/A]
Practical Skills
* Keeping a journal of relevant events [F/A]
* Arranging data collection (e.g. interviews)[F]
Key Skills
* Synthesising journal entries into a log [F/A]
* Report writing [F/A]
* Working with a team [F].

This unit concentrates on:
* The application of introductory research knowledge to professional practice in addictions treatment.
* Identification of the framework within which a question will be investigated or task performed
* Selection and justification of appropriate methods and procedures.
* Consideration of relevant ethical issues using the BERA checklist.
* Discovering how research can illuminate, clarify, and evaluate a relevant issue, and understanding the limitations of research.
* Development of self as a reflective practitioner.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP20619 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Programmes administered by the Learning Partnerships Office
  • UHHL-KFF09 : FdSc Addictions Counselling (Full-time at Action on Addiction)