Core Module Information
Module title: Research Project (p/t)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SES11129
Module leader: Duncan Mascarenhas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

n/a

Description of module content:

In this module you will conduct an independent piece of research, either as a practical laboratory-based project, or a piece of qualitative research (e.g. interviews, focus groups, surveys). This involves design, development and implementation of a programme of research in a particular field of study relevant to your programme of study. You will critically analyse data/information generated, and communicate the outcomes in a written report, which will develop your skills in scientific writing. This will give you experience in summarising information and presentation skills.
This module includes: Structured online literature searches. Literature review. Project formulation. Research aims and where necessary hypothesis generation. Experimental design. Development of practical skills/research techniques. Data generation/collection and analysis. Use of appropriate data analysis. Evaluation of findings, critical analysis, synthesis and conclusions, with reference to supporting literature. Communication of original research results in a report written in the style of a scientific paper.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Design, plan and implement a valid research project
LO2: Generate appropriate research aims/hypotheses, and devise suitable protocols in order to implement/test them
LO3: Collect and analyse data, or metadata, in a rigorous manner
LO4: Exercise appropriate self-reliance, initiative and time management
LO5: Apply valid investigative principles to the analysis and solution of practical problems
LO6: Evaluate, critically reflect, and communicate the project protocol and results

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Duncan Mascarenhas
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module you will have minimal face to face contact and instead will be using an independent study approach assisted by academic supervisors. This will be the case for your learning outcomes 1-6. The module leader will assist you to identify academic supervisors who are experts in particular areas of interest. Also, you will be provided with guidance with regards to internal processes (i.e. ethics application, risk assessments) and you will be directed to appropriate resources i.e. library services, external collaborators for research projects etc.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments: there will be a number of formative assessments staged throughout the module to assist in measuring your progress and identify areas you might need further support. These will be delivered by your academic project supervisor/s and will include feedback on drafts of work i.e. initial project area/literature review, project proposal, methods and analysis plans, ethics application, oral project presentation, dissertation chapter drafts etc. You will be also asked to submit a 2000 word literature review to your supervisor for feedback. You will start developing your research project proposal early after the module commencement with the aim to also obtain ethical approval (if required) within the first months of your involvement. This will enable you to engage earlier with the research process and have enough time for procedures such as: data collection, analysis and project write up.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessments will be applied to this module through two pieces of assessment work. Your first summative assessment is an oral presentation of your project protocol (15minutes), and contributes 20% to the overall assessment (LO: 1,2,6). Your second summative assessment is a submission of a final report (4,000 words), worth 80% of the module assessment written in a scientific journal paper style (LO: 1,2,3,4,5,6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 583
Online Lecture 2
Online Project Supervision 15
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1,2,4 2 HOURS= 00.15
Dissertation 80 1,2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Duncan Mascarenhas
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module you will have minimal face to face contact and instead will be using an independent study approach assisted by academic supervisors. This will be the case for your learning outcomes 1-6. The module leader will assist you to identify academic supervisors who are experts in particular areas of interest. Also, you will be provided with guidance with regards to internal processes (i.e. ethics application, risk assessments) and you will be directed to appropriate resources i.e. library services, external collaborators for research projects etc.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments: there will be a number of formative assessments staged throughout the module to assist in measuring your progress and identify areas you might need further support. These will be delivered by your academic project supervisor/s and will include feedback on drafts of work i.e. initial project area/literature review, project proposal, methods and analysis plans, ethics application, oral project presentation, dissertation chapter drafts etc. You will be also asked to submit a 2000 word literature review to your supervisor for feedback. You will start developing your research project proposal early after the module commencement with the aim to also obtain ethical approval (if required) within the first months of your involvement. This will enable you to engage earlier with the research process and have enough time for procedures such as: data collection, analysis and project write up.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessments will be applied to this module through two pieces of assessment work. Your first summative assessment is an oral presentation of your project protocol (15minutes), and contributes 20% to the overall assessment (LO: 1,2,6). Your second summative assessment is a submission of a final report (4,000 words), worth 80% of the module assessment written in a scientific journal paper style (LO: 1,2,3,4,5,6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 583
Online Lecture 2
Online Project Supervision 15
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1,2,4 2 HOURS= 00.15
Dissertation 80 1,2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Duncan Mascarenhas
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
In this module you will have minimal face to face contact and instead will be using an independent study approach assisted by academic supervisors. This will be the case for your learning outcomes 1-6. The module leader will assist you to identify academic supervisors who are experts in particular areas of interest. Also, you will be provided with guidance with regards to internal processes (i.e. ethics application, risk assessments) and you will be directed to appropriate resources i.e. library services, external collaborators for research projects etc.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessments: there will be a number of formative assessments staged throughout the module to assist in measuring your progress and identify areas you might need further support. These will be delivered by your academic project supervisor/s and will include feedback on drafts of work i.e. initial project area/literature review, project proposal, methods and analysis plans, ethics application, oral project presentation, dissertation chapter drafts etc. You will be also asked to submit a 2000 word literature review to your supervisor for feedback. You will start developing your research project proposal early after the module commencement with the aim to also obtain ethical approval (if required) within the first months of your involvement. This will enable you to engage earlier with the research process and have enough time for procedures such as: data collection, analysis and project write up.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessments will be applied to this module through two pieces of assessment work. Your first summative assessment is an oral presentation of your project protocol (15minutes), and contributes 20% to the overall assessment (LO: 1,2,6). Your second summative assessment is a submission of a final report (4,000 words), worth 80% of the module assessment written in a scientific journal paper style (LO: 1,2,3,4,5,6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 583
Online Lecture 2
Online Project Supervision 15
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1,2,4 2 HOURS= 00.15
Dissertation 80 1,2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

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