Aims/Description: Final Year Dissertation. This unit is designed to give students the opportunity to design, conduct and write-up a small-scale research study under the supervision of a member staff. Students will continue to refine their research skills in experimental design, data analysis and reporting by working closely with the supervisor. Students will also be required to attend a research seminar in the Department of Human Communication Sciences and present a lay summary via a poster presentation at a conference at the end of the module. This will enable students to showcase their ability to communicate academic content to a non-specialist audience in line with Achieve More Final Year learning aims.

Staff Contact: WILKINSON RAY
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work, Presentation

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