Pre-requisites: Basic computer literacy required for whole course


Aims/Description: This unit will introduce students to the purpose and principles of qualitative and quantitative research together with its application to relevant areas of practice. The meanings of research terminology will be explored and methodological techniques and practices associated with data collection and analysis will be examined. Students will explore the ethical and social implications of planning and undertaking research. They will develop the knowledge and skills needed to critically appraise, and effectively evaluate, the quality of research and its contribution to the subject-specific knowledge base.

Restrictions on availability: No

Staff Contact: Mrs AM Robertson
Teaching Methods: Independent Study, Bespoke Course Materials, On-line tutorials (individual and group), Group Work/Discussions, Directed Study/Set Exercises/Information Gathering, Reflection/Interpretation of Information/Presentation of Findings
Assessment: 3000 word assignment
WebCT resources are available for this module

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