Core Module Information
Module title: Research Project

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

Module code: SES11132
Module leader: Konstantinos Kaliarntas
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


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 on-line literature searches. Literature review. Project formulation. Hypothesis generation. Experimental design. Development of practical skills/research technique. Data generation/collection and analysis. Use of appropriate statistical 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, communicate and implement a valid research project
LO2: Generate a hypothesis, and devise suitable protocols in order to test that hypothesis
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

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Konstantinos Kaliarntas
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 1-5. The module leader will assist you to identify academic supervisors who are experts in particular areas of interest. Also, you will be directed to
appropriate resources i.e. library services, external collaborators for research projects etc. Your research project protocol will be developed and the ethical approval (if required) will be obtained during your professional practice module. Therefore, you will have the entire 3rd trimester of your studies to focus on your research project.

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, oral project presentation, dissertation chapter
drafts etc. You will start developing your research project proposal early in trimester 2 with the aim to have ethical approval before the start of trimester 3. This will enable you to spend the entire trimester 3 on data collection, analysis and project write up.

Summative Assessment:
Your summative assessments will take place in weeks 2 and 13 of trimester 3. Summative assessments will be applied to this module through two pieces of assessment work. Your first summative assessment in week 2 is an oral presentation of your project protocol (15 minutes) and contributes 20% to the overall assessment (LO:1,2,4). Your second summative assessment is a submission of a final report (4,000 words) in week 13, worth 80% of the module assessment written in a scientific journal paper style (LO: 1,2,3,4,5).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 383
Face To Face Lecture 2
Face To Face Project Supervision 15
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

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

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