This module allows you to carry out a piece of independent research, following on from the development of a protocol in the Critical Inquiry - Research Protocol module. Further to carrying out research, you will also gain experience in other aspects of research, such as preparing a manuscript for publication in a relevant journal of your choice and a conference presentation.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Rationalise the selection of the specific problem or issue to be studied by systematic search and critical appraisal of relevant literature
- Examine a research question/aim and set of objectives using a feasible and appropriate investigation
- Analyse, present and interpret data analysed critically and appropriately, to provide answers to the research question/aim
- Justify the conclusions and implications for your profession with well-reasoned arguments
- Demonstrate adherence to relevant ethical and governance requirements in carrying out research
- Conduct a research study that employs a research design, sampling and recruitment strategy and data collection approach appropriate to the research aim/question
- Demonstrate the ability to disseminate your work
The module is practically-focused, so no formal teaching arrangements are in place. However, ad-hoc sessions may be provided depending on circumstances; for example, extra support may be provided for completing ethics and governance documents, or for using specialist statistical or qualitative software.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module involves an independent piece of research. Learning in relation to subject matter and research methods (practical and theoretical) will be project-specific. You will have a designated supervisor or supervisory team, who will have suitable academic and professional expertise.
|Total study time||750|
Resources & Reading list
Helen Aveyard (2014). Doing a literature Review in Health and Social Care. A practical guide.
Julie Pallant (2010). SPSS Survival Manual.
Dawn-Marie Walker. An Introduction to Health Services Research.
Ann Bowling. Research Methods in Health.
Jane Ritchie & Jane Lewis (2003). Qualitative Research Practice. A guide to Social Sciences Students and Researchers.
Pranee Liamputtong. Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-based Practice.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Feedback
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Re-write and Re-viva||100%|
Repeat type: External