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LP20622: Preparing a small scale 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: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
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:
  • Literature review (1200 words) 50% (CW 50%)
  • Project design and plan (1200 words) 50% (CW 50%)
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:
The main aims of this unit are:
* to evaluate the uses and limitations of a range of research designs;
* to assist students to design a first small-scale study appropriate to their work placement setting and level of experience;
* to review a range of relevant research in their area of interest.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit the student will be able to:
* Review relevant literature in a systematic and synthesising way, to provide a context for the practitioner-based enquiry.
* Formulate an appropriate research question.
* Evaluate the most appropriate methodology and methods to address this question.

Intellectuall Skills
* Presenting and developing an argument, drawing upon appropriate evidence, literature and theory.[ T/A]
* Analysing and synthesising research, theories and ideas from multiple sources. [T/A]
Professional Skills
* Examining issues from a range of professional and theoretical perspectives. [T/F]
* Producing critical and evaluative responses to the content of the learning outcomes. [T/A]
Practical Skills
* Action Planning [T/A]
Key Skills
* Using IT to find, communicate and manage information [T]
* Review writing [TA].

This unit concentrates on:
* The identification of a range of research methods and techniques appropriate to addictions treatment settings and practice.
* Exploration of tools appropriate for research in addictions treatment settings and practice.
* The use of literature reviews to establish the existing state of knowledge in the area of research.
* Awareness of ethical issues related to practitioner research.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

LP20622 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

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