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COMP6220 Qualitative Research Methods for Assessing Technology

Module Overview

This module is a 5-credit (2.5 ECTS) augmentation of the 10 credit (5 ECTS) RESM6004 (Quantitative Research Methods) and provides the perspective of running a research project as a context for the consideration of research methods and research questions. This module gives students the experience of developing a project proposal, selecting appropriate research methods and processes to address a particular research question expressed as a compelling bid document

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To provide the perspective of running a research project as a context for the consideration of research methods and research questions

Learning Outcomes

Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Plan a programme of research, using appropriate resources and constrained by available budgets and timescale.
  • Clearly communicate your research rationale and plan in a proposal document.

Syllabus

- Project planning - Project budgets - Ethical approval process - Time management, GANT charts

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Lecture10
Completion of assessment task120
Wider reading or practice10
Follow-up work5
Preparation for scheduled sessions5
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

J. Glenn Brookshear. Computer Science: An Overview. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Project 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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