Core Module Information
Module title: Writing and Presenting Research

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: SOE11622
Module leader: Janice McMillan
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no prerequisites required.

Description of module content:

The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to present and prosecute your proposed research and to develop your appreciation of research related - issues - methodological and conceptual - in the context of your own project. It requires participation in a conference setting with other research student peers and staff, and submission of a written piece of work.

This module provides an integrative and reflective opportunity for you to draw together your learning across all of the taught components of postgraduate research. The vehicle for this integration is the presentation of a research proposal, or a methodological argument, to a critical academic audience. This presentation should demonstrate how ideas learned in the various taught classes will be applied in your own research.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate and practice different forms of communicating research and appreciate associated audiencing issues
LO2: Formulate and communicate research problems, questions and/or hypotheses in a clear and concise fashion
LO3: Demonstrate understanding of research philosophy, including a critical awareness of alternative epistemological positions and their implications for theory development and research design, analysis and interpretation
LO4: Show originality in the application of research methodologies
LO5: Present a proposal for research that will make an original contribution to theory and/or practice.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maura Sheehan
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module follows a workshop approach where content is delivered by an experienced research academic. The workshop format allows for teaching and learning approaches which give you opportunities to build confidence and communicate that confidence.
The learning outcomes will be achieved through presentation at the Business School Annual Research Conference and through a newspaper article format research paper. Learning will be supported by module materials and recommended readings.
The assessment strategy seeks to develop your organisation skills, critical analysis and reflective skills and other employability skills. You will continue to ‘learn how to learn’ through direction to other sources of information. You will be engaging in group discussions/debate and presentations, encouraging the development of critical thinking, verbal presentation of arguments, team working and co-operation and consideration of the views of others.
The assessments promote your motivation through application of knowledge and ability to personalize learning through selecting specific areas of research interest with each assessment encouraging you to be innovative and engage in deep learning around your research topic.
A range of research studies will be drawn on to demonstrate the communication of research and importantly, within these, the research findings and impact.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Face To Face Guided independent study 84
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 3,4 4 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 50 1,2,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SOE11622 - Writing and Presenting Research