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ED30445: Dissertation part 2

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Education
Credits: 18 [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 360
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • dissertation (10,000 words) (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take ED30444
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

Content: 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.

Programme availability:

ED30445 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • UHED-AFB12 : BA(Hons) Education with Psychology (Year 3)
  • UHED-AKB12 : BA(Hons) Education with Psychology with Professional Placement (Year 4)


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