Research Methods


This module provides an opportunity to the student to learn about research methods, develop a research proposal, and develop the skills to critically assess academic and/or professional literature.   This endeavour will require critical assessment and evaluation of sources, and will equip students to complete a full literature review in their particular field or topic.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Deploy research skills, including reading; drafting, re‑writing and editing; information retrieval; the ability to gather, sift, and organise material independently and critically, and evaluate its significance.

  2. Access data from a variety of sources and be able to use appropriate research methods to conduct effective research.

  3. Develop a research proposal.

  4. Operate independently and responsibly, and take a positive and active role in his or her learning, in the service of the production of a sustained piece of critical writing.

  5. Write, present and defend material that articulates ideas, insights and analysis.

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