1.  Brief description of aims and content

 

The purpose of this module is:

-          To provide an overview of research procedures, forms of evaluation and various types of techniques used for research data collection. The foundation and framework for the conceptualization of a dissertation project will be the main focus of assignments, discussions, and overall coursework.

 

2.     Learning Outcomes

1. Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • demonstrate the grasp for the meaning of research and the role of research in knowledge production;
  • Identify the language functions
2. Cognitive/Intellectual skills/Application of Knowledge

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to:

·         Develop a research design that is appropriate for the dissertation project.

·         Correctly write a report,  formal/business letter

·         Correctly write an executive summary.

3. Communication/ICT/Numeracy/Analytic Techniques/Practical Skills

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to:

·         Present orally the research proposal.

·         Undertake oral presentation (public speaking and debate) respecting standardized clues in their fields of studies.

·         Express themselves orally and clearly as required by context minimizing different mistakes.

·         Build confidence while speaking

·         Undertake a reading activity and come up with a good report on what they have read.

 4. General transferable skills

Having successfully completed the module, students should be able to:

  • Conduct a scientific research is done
  • Choose proper scientific research topic and report the dissertation
  • Communicate effectively (orally and in written)

 

2.     Indicative Content

·         Meaning of research and the role of research in knowledge production;

·         Literature review in an area of interest to help define a current professional perspective;

·         Formulation of the problem statement researchable based on current professional practice and literature;

·         Formulation of objectives, research questions and hypotheses;

·         Research methods and research design

·         Writing of a research proposal

·         Referencing techniques utilizing American Psychological Association (APA) style formatting.