In this module students will negotiate an extended piece of research in consultation with a designated supervisor. Students will draw on knowledge of academic literature and research design, philosophies and techniques to identify an appropriate research methodology, and carry out an extended research project relevant to their area of study. Students will produce either a piece of empirical research, or professionally related, applied practice depending on their area of study.
In this module, students will have the opportunity to build on their professional and research knowledge, negotiate extended academic skills necessary to write a proposal, apply for funding, engage with theoretical and methodological literature associated with research and professional development and carry out a piece of independent empirical or theoretical research or an applied practice project. The module prepares students for independent work including the relevant intellectual and practical skills.
In this module, students will have the opportunity to build on their research knowledge and negotiate Level 8 research skills necessary to complete their doctoral studies. The module prepares students for independent work in the domains of research design, methodology, and methods covering relevant intellectual and practical skills. Students will produce a poster and a presentation demonstrating their knowledge of research.
This module aims to assist students to develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of methodological, epistemological and ontological perspectives in order to position themselves within their research endeavours.
In this module students will have the opportunity to gain advanced skills in searching the literature and provides them with a foundation of knowledge on a specified subject pertaining to professional practice. The module prepares them to identify: areas of prior scholarship to prevent duplication and give credit to other researchers inconstancies: gaps in research, conflicts in previous studies and the open questions left from research investigation the need for additional research (justifying their future research) the relationship of literature in the context of its contribution to their chosen topic and to other works The module is designed to assist them in the process of writing a literature review that places their intended research within the context of existing literature, making a case for why further study is needed.
This module aims to build on the rationale developed throughout the programme that forms the basis of the thesis. The purpose is to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application in relation to the literature focused in the area of the research, the research design and the professional application of the conceptual framework presented. The module will demonstrate the rigour of the study process to enable you to produce work of publishable quality and make an original contribution to the knowledge in the field. The module enables the preparation for construction of the dissertation and viva examination.