Core Module Information
Module title: Masters Research Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: HRM11619
Module leader: Lesley McLean
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management


Description of module content:

Building on the Research skills and Professional Development module, you are required to revisit key areas of your research project in order to enhance your literature review and research design. You will then progress to the data collection and analysis stage of your project and will receive formative feedback on drafts of your chapters and the application to your research design. A practical workshop will focus on the requirements of the research project, the process of effective critical thinking/reflection, reading and writing and a revision of the key elements of the research process.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect upon the literature and exercise appropriate judgment in refining an area of research.
LO2: Critically engage with theoretical frameworks and models in compiling a coherent literature review.
LO3: Select a specific justifiable methodological approach for collecting research data
LO4: Make use of appropriate analysis techniques or software and produce a robust analysis of the data
LO5: Critically appraise the findings and their value to HR practitioners and the wider business community
LO6: Critically reflect on the knowledge and skills required in undertaking HRM research and your own development in this area.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lesley McLean
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 17
Independent Learning Guided independent study 383
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 15000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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