Research Methods and Project (Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management)

Module code: MN7637

Theories, tools, frameworks and leadership and management practices covered in the other four modules will culminate, in this module, in the preparation and implementation of a project based on your own research topic. In the first part of this module, you will develop a credible research proposal, refine problems into researchable questions and then demonstrate how these can be explored through appropriate research methods. In the second part of this module, you will produce an accurate and incisive project using appropriate methods of research, analysis and presentation.

Topics covered

  • Research methods and methodologies
  • Literature review
  • Research ethics and seeking ethics approval
  • Fieldwork
  • Data analysis

Learning

  • 4 hours of pre-recorded asynchronous lectures
  • 2 hours of asynchronous e-seminars
  • 2 hours of asynchronous tutorials 
  • 5 hours of project supervision
  • 240 hours of fieldwork
  • 347 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Project proposal (10%)
  • Project (90%)