Module title: Preparation for the Honours Project (Hong Kong)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC10615
Module leader: Fiona McQueen
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

n/a

2020/1, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona McQueen
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods will include lectures and project supervision. Lectures will provide the framework for understanding the module content using a variety of audio-visual resources, group discussions and practical exercises to foster your engagement supporting LOs 1-4.
Specific research examples will illustrate the key concepts and issues discussed, providing direct links to research praxis. You will also be assigned a project supervisor who will provide individual advice relating to your project and guide you in developing your project proposal to support LOs 1-5.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessments will consist of regular supervision meetings and the completion of a supervision log. In week 3 you will submit a research outline on Moodle, in week 5 you will submit a drat copy of your ehtics form and in week 9 you will submit your final ethics and risk assessment forms. These will all receive written comments form your supervisor to reflect LOS 1-5.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessments will consist of a research proposal to assess LOs 1-4 in week 8 and an individual 15 minute presentation about the theory related to your research project to assess LOs 1-5 in week 12.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 192
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3, 4 & 5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 50 1,2,3,4 & 5 12 HOURS= 0.25, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2020/1, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona McQueen
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods will include lectures and project supervision. Lectures will provide the framework for understanding the module content using a variety of audio-visual resources, group discussions and practical exercises to foster your engagement supporting LOs 1-4.
Specific research examples will illustrate the key concepts and issues discussed, providing direct links to research praxis. You will also be assigned a project supervisor who will provide individual advice relating to your project and guide you in developing your project proposal to support LOs 1-5.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessments will consist of regular supervision meetings and the completion of a supervision log. In week 3 you will submit a research outline on Moodle, in week 5 you will submit a drat copy of your ehtics form and in week 9 you will submit your final ethics and risk assessment forms. These will all receive written comments form your supervisor to reflect LOS 1-5.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessments will consist of a research proposal to assess LOs 1-4 in week 8 and an individual 15 minute presentation about the theory related to your research project to assess LOs 1-5 in week 12.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 192
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3, 4 & 5 8 , WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 50 1,2,3,4 & 5 12 HOURS= 00.25
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The preparation for honours project module is designed to help you apply the research skills developed during previous years to the actual topic of your honours project. Working individually, you will pursue a structured approach to the practical, ethical, methodological and epistemological issues involved in your chosen area of research. You will have the opportunity to explore a chosen topic in depth, relating it to the literature and previous research studies and to integrate your findings across subject disciplines. You will be supported and guided by an individual tutor, with the opportunity for team taught workshops tailored to the specific needs of the students on this module.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop an appropriate research question
LO2: Select and critically evaluate appropriate secondary sources from existing research
LO3: Select an appropriate design for the collection and analysis of data, drawing on a range of qualitative and/or quantitative techniques
LO4: Design and conduct appropriate data collection, analytical and interpretative strategies for individual research
LO5: Demonstrate the research, presentation and practical skills required to produce an independent, coherent piece of extended research.

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