In this module you will carry out an independent research project. This module will provide you with the opportunity to plan, undertake and report on an independent, original project which is relevant to your future area of practice.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Rationalise the selection of the specific problem or issue by systematic searching and critical appraisal of the relevant literature.
- Analyse, interpret, and synthesise data critically and appropriately to address the aims of the project.
- Demonstrate adherence to relevant ethical and governance requirements.
- Use appropriate methodologies to collect data appropriate to the aims of the project.
- Justify the conclusions and implications for your profession with well-reasoned arguments.
- Demonstrate the ability to disseminate your work.
The module comprises of 6 hours of lectures which cover: introduction to the module, briefing on the assessment and project management strategies, and 5 three hour research group seminars facilitated by a seminar lead/supervisor. These seminars prepare students for the range of skills required to undertake their independent research project. Supervisors will offer 3 further hours of 1-1 support.
You will achieve the learning outcomes of this module through one of three routes.
1.An evidence based project
2.A qualitative or quantitative project (subject to relevant approvals and feasibility).
3.A secondary data analysis project (subject to relevant approvals and feasibility).
Students will be able to undertake an empirical research project ONLY when the project is demonstrated to be feasible.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module requires completion of an independent research project facilitating learning in relation to subject topic and research methods (practical and theoretical).
|Total study time||562.5|
Resources & Reading list
Resources. Bettany-Saltikov, J and McSherry R (2016) How to do a systematic literature review in nursing: a step-by-step guide (2nd edition). London: Open University Press. Boland, A, Cherry MG & Dickson R. (2017). Doing a systematic review: a student's guide (2nd edition). London: Sage. Purssell, E & McCrae, N. (2020) How to Perform a Systematic Literature Review: A Guide for Healthcare Researchers, Practitioners and Students. SpringerLink (E-book).
Walker D-M (Ed) (2014). An Introduction to Health Services Research. A practical guide.. London: Sage.
You will complete an independent research project, and this will be assessed through the submission of a written paper of up to 5000 words, laid out in the same format of a peer reviewed journal of your choice, supported by a project file. The project file will evidence the detail of the processes you have followed to complete your project.
You must achieve mark of at least 50% in the written paper in order to pass the module. Your overall module mark will then be calculated from the mark awarded to the written paper (60% weighting) and the project file (40% weighting).
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Project plan
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Comprehensive Project File||40%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Comprehensive Project File||40%|
Repeat type: External