Pre-requisites: No


Aims/Description: This course enables students to develop and reflectively assess the professional skills that are expected of effective researchers in the social sciences. The Researcher Development Framework will provide a framework for their self-assessment, and they will undertake a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with their personal tutor. Through Faculty and University training sessions they will develop their own skill sets as indicated through the TNA process, and will evaluate their development within a self-reflective portfolio. In all cases, this will document their engagement with the following `core' elements: Research and Project Management; Bibliographic and Computing Skills; Ethics Training; Introduction to Impact; Intellectual Property Rights and Open Access; and Communication Skills.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Samantha Humberstone
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Assessment will be via a portfolio, recording and reflecting on skills development across the unit, totalling 3000 words

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Methods Institute):

Teaching timetable


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