20 credits at level HE7
This module is designed to fully prepare students to acquire the necessary higher-level knowledge and skills for postgraduate study and have the opportunity to put them into practice. Students will:
Develop and extend their research skills including an understanding of the research process and its relationship to practice;
Be encouraged to develop a deep understanding of critical ideas and issues appropriate to their discipline;
Develop and extend their critical and contextual knowledge;
Have the opportunity to develop and refine their approach to questioning and enquiry through text-based sources resulting in a written outcome;
Develop and extend cognitive and intellectual skills within the context of their discipline;
Experience new levels of knowledge and understanding that may lead to new insights via the study of existing/emerging/ new theoretical ideas to practice;
Develop and extend knowledge of the process of research and appropriate methodologies.
Undertake oral presentation which contribute to scholarship and learning of the group as a whole.
Research as a process;
Ethics and ethical practice;
Research methodologies including Qualitative and Quantitative research methods;
Literature review and the value and use;
Research for practice resulting in supporting material such as journals, portfolio, diaries, logbooks;
Library resources including e journals, interlibrary loan etc.;
Intellectual property rights;
Analysis of imagery and theoretical frameworks;
Essay/report writing and presentation including Harvard referencing;
Theory in context appropriate discourse relevant to programme specific field/s.
Teaching and contact time 20 hours
Self directed study 180 hours
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, both face-to-face and on-line (for example e tutorials). Some components of the module will be delivered across postgraduate disciplines as common practice. For example: research methodologies; research ethics; research for practice. The cross-discipline issues of advanced research and study may be taught as a two-day event early in the module. Any visiting speakers will also be offered as cross discipline.
Subject specialist staff within individual programmes will deliver theory in context. This will support each student in the successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate.
Assessment is by written outcome based on assignment/s brief for each Programme.
Total 200 hours notional learning time
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Produce written outcome(s)
underpinned by theoretical discourse
1.1 Clearly and coherently articulate the critical framework appropriate to the topic.
1.2 Demonstrate a breadth and depth of research sources and types.
1.3 Clearly communicate a rigorous interrogation of relevant theoretical material
1.4 Communicate the application of the appropriate level of research and study skills.
|2.||Produce written outcome(s), which
demonstrates an understanding of
professional academic format
2.1 Articulate and focus arguments that are clear and coherent and reflect the assignment.
2.2 Demonstrate that research is in evidence and is underpinned by the correct academic methodologies (Harvard).
2.3 Clearly communicate analyses and interpretation and demonstrate insightful and effective problem solving.
2.4 Deliver coherent and objective discourse(s) free from significant errors of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Typographical errors are negligible and Harvard referencing is consistent.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Demonstrate through a written format (essay/report) of professional academic standard a discursive and scholarly text. This will be based on an advanced body of research that employs the appropriate theoretical/contextual/critical considerations within the appropriate advanced research and writing framework. Assessed Components: Present an essay of 2000 - 2500 words of professional academic standard based on an advanced body of scholarly research that employs the appropriate research and study skills and includes theoretical/contextual/critical considerations based on the (negotiated) proposal relevant to the field of practice|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Research and Study Skills:
Adamson, A (2003) A Students Guide for Assignments, Projects and Research, London:
Berry, Ralph (1999) The Research Project: How to Write It, London: Routledge.
Denzin, N.K. (2000) Handbook of Qualitative Research, London: Sage.
Holliday, A (2001) Doing and Writing Qualitative Research, London: Sage.
Lee, R.M. (2000) Understanding Methods in Social Research, London: Sage.
Rudd, D (2005) Cite Me Im Yours Harvard, Bolton: University of Bolton.
Sullivan, G (2005) Art Practice as Research, London: Sage.
Syler, Dorothy (2001) Doing Research, London: Routledge.
Thomas, Gary (2009) How To Do Research, London; Sage.
Vargas, R (2008) Practical Guide to Project Planning, London: Taylor and Francis.
Woods, P (2006) Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers, Buckingham: Open
Theory in Context:
Poster, M (2006) Information Please; Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines,
Durham: Duke University Press.
Poyner, R (2003) No More Rules, London: Lawrence King.
Rampley, M (2005) Exploring Visual Culture: Definitions, Concepts and Contexts,
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Sturken, M & Cartwright, L (2005) Practices of Looking; An Introduction to Visual
Culture, UK: Oxford University Press.
Wells, L (2004) Photography; A Critical Introduction, London: Routledge.
Wells, L (2002) The Photography Reader, London: Routledge.
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