Research Methods 2 - Writing a research proposal, research ethics and literature reviews

Module code: CR7723

This module will introduce you to a number of key concepts that will help you to develop essential research skills. These skills will have direct relevance to both the type of research tasks you carry out in the workplace, but also those you will need to complete your end of programme dissertation project.  The module will help you to understand how to design an ethical research project, how to conduct a literature review and how to draft a full research proposal in preparation for your dissertation.

Topics covered

  • Research methods and the workplace environment
  • The importance of ethical research
  • Conducting literature searches and the role of the literature review

Learning

  • 6 hours of tutorials  
  • 10 hours of webinars 
  • 134 hours of independent study

Assessment

  • E-tivity, Research project components quiz (10%)
  • Reflective journal exercise, 500 words (10%)
  • Research proposal, 2,500 words (80%)