Core Module Information
Module title: Dissertation (Yunnan)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: FIN10950
Module leader: Paul Langford
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance


Description of module content:

There will be a series of introductory lectures from your ENU tutor to explain the dissertation process. These will cover:

1. The research cycle; Choosing a research topic; How to develop research aims and objectives;
2. Library searching; The literature review process; Critique of the literature;
3. The differences between Primary research and Secondary research; Methods of data collection for both qualitative and quantitative research;
4. Analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data; Research integrity and ethics; The dissertation structure; Research in practice.

You will plan your dissertations, read the literature, conduct the research, analyse the data collected and write up your findings.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Identify a topic for systematic investigation, analysis and evaluation
LO2: Establish a research aim and research objectives
LO3: Select and justify appropriate research methodologies
LO4: Critically assess literature relevant to the research to be undertaken
LO5: Prepare a research proposal
LO6: Collect, analyse and evaluate primary and / or secondary data and produce conclusions and recommendations

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Paul Langford
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 15
Face To Face Project Supervision 15
Independent Learning Guided independent study 370
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 LO1-5 8 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Dissertation 75 ALL 25 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
Module subtotal: 100

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