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: Management
Prerequisites

N/A

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
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirsteen Grant
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The LTA strategy will be supported by Moodle which provides direct access to learners to the University's virtual learning
environment and information systems. Relevant knowledge and practice-based learning skills are developed through a mix of
on-line and off-line learning media. This includes:
- guided reading, module information and content
- student-led discussions, case studies, self-completion questionnaires, podcasts
- master classes/seminars that are delivered in blocks of two days (running simultaneously).During the master classes,
students will be engaging in group discussions/debate, encouraging the development of critical thinking, team working and
consideration of the views of others. Focus is placed on putting knowledge into practice and the added value this brings to the
learner and the team/organisation to which the learner belongs. The development of your reflective practice, will be suported by
the allocation of a 'learning coach' alongside appropriate module team members.
Assessment (formative and summative)
You are required to submit a masters research project (in the form of a practice-based dissertation) of 15,000 words. The
masters research project will represent a substantial piece of work and provides a valuable opportunity of putting into practice
theories and concepts developed throughout the Masters programme. Formative feedback will be given by learning coaches
throughout the process.
Learners are also required to submit a CPD plan, log and reflective discussion about the added value component of the
application of their learning and development, citing relevant examples relating to the outcomes of this module - this is a
requirement of all CIPD approved programmes and will be submitted at the end of the module.
Research/ teaching linkages;
The team of tutors, learning coaches and expert presenters supporting this module, provide a mix of high quality academic and
practitioner inputs, within the field of HRM, OD an

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Dissertation 100 All 29 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 15000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona Duncan
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The LTA strategy will be supported by Moodle which provides direct access to learners to the University's virtual learning environment and information systems. Relevant knowledge and practice-based learning skills are developed through a mix of on-line and off-line learning media. This includes:
- guided reading, module information and content
- student-led discussions, case studies, self-completion questionnaires, podcasts
- master classes/seminars that are delivered in blocks of two days (running simultaneously).During the master classes, students will be engaging in group discussions/debate, encouraging the development of critical thinking, team working and consideration of the views of others. Focus is placed on putting knowledge into practice and the added value this brings to the learner and the team/organisation to which the learner belongs. The development of your reflective practice, will be suported by the allocation of a 'learning coach' alongside appropriate module team members.

Assessment (formative and summative)
You are required to submit a masters research project (in the form of a practice-based dissertation) of 15,000 words. The masters research project will represent a substantial piece of work and provides a valuable opportunity of putting into practice theories and concepts developed throughout the Masters programme. Formative feedback will be given by learning coaches throughout the process.

Learners are also required to submit a CPD plan, log and reflective discussion about the added value component of the application of their learning and development, citing relevant examples relating to the outcomes of this module - this is a requirement of all CIPD approved programmes and will be submitted at the end of the module.

Research/ teaching linkages;
The team of tutors, learning coaches and expert presenters supporting this module, provide a mix of high quality academic and practitioner inputs, within the field of HRM, OD an

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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


Assessment
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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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