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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify a specific research problem
2. Articulate research questions
3. Evaluate alternative methods for answering specific research questions
4. Identify, retrieve and evaluate research findings in the published literature
5. Manage the results of a literature review and incorporate them in a thesis using an appropriate bibliographic style (APA)
6. Design a research project with justification for methodology/approach
7. Create a time-line and apply it to their own research
8. Use appropriate analysis and data collection tools
9. Critically discuss the findings of the thesis work
10. Create a poster presentation of their research.
11. Write, edit and proof-read a thesis.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Reflective Essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Presentation: Poster presentation||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Project: Thesis report||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
For the Poster Presentation in May, students/student pairs or groups receive a feedback form, with individually graded components, additional constructive comments and a final grade. The forms are emailed to students within 20 working days of the presentation, and are graded by both the thesis supervisor and a second reader. For the Thesis Reports, students/student pairs or groups also receive feedback forms with individually graded components, additional constructive comments and a final grade. Feedback forms are emailed to students within 20 working days of the submission date. Thesis reports are graded by both thesis supervisor and a second reader. For the reflective essay, students receive an individual feedback form by email. Students/student pairs are entitled to formative feedback on one full draft of their Thesis report. Individual supervisors may provide additional feedback as they choose.