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: Geraldine Jones
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

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2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Geraldine Jones
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 student engagement. Specific research examples will illustrate the key concepts and issues discussed, providing direct links to research praxis. Each student will also be assigned a project supervisor who will provide individual advice relating to the student’s project.

Formative Assessment
The formative assessments will consist of regular supervision meetings and the completion of a supervision log. This will involve students describing the content of their learning, the advice received from supervisors, and a plan of action for work to be undertaken.

Supervisors will provide individual advice relating to the Honours Project.

Summative Assessment
The summative assessments will consist of a research proposal and a presentation about the theory related to their research.


Formative Assessment:
The formative assessments will consist of regular supervision meetings and the completion of a supervision log. This will involve students describing the content of their learning, the advice received from supervisors, and a plan of action for work to be undertaken.

Supervisors will provide individual advice relating to the Honours Project.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessments will consist of a research proposal and a presentation about the theory related to their research.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 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
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Geraldine Jones
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 student engagement. Specific research examples will illustrate the key concepts and issues discussed, providing direct links to research praxis. Each student will also be assigned a project supervisor who will provide individual advice relating to the student’s project.

Formative Assessment:
The formative assessments will consist of regular supervision meetings and the completion of a supervision log. This will involve students describing the content of their learning, the advice received from supervisors, and a plan of action for work to be undertaken.

Supervisors will provide individual advice relating to the Honours Project.


Summative Assessment:
The summative assessments will consist of a research proposal and a presentation about the theory related to their research.

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

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:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - BELL, J. (2014) DOING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT: A GUIDE FOR FIRST TIME RESEARCHERS IN EDUCATION, HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCE: MAIDENHEAD: MCGRAW-HILL OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS., 6th ed. - ISBN: 9780335264469
Recommended - BLACK, J. & MACRAILD, D.M. (2007) STUDYING HISTORY: BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781403987341
Recommended - COOLICAN, H. (2009) RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY: LONDON: HODDER EDUCATION., 5th ed. - ISBN: 9780340983447
Recommended - HART, C. (2001) DOING A LITERATURE REVIEW: LONDON: SAGE., 1st ed. - ISBN: 0761959742
Recommended - MASON, J (2002) QUALITATIVE RESEARCHING: LONDON: SAGE., 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0761974270
Recommended - SMITH, K., TODD, M. AND WALDMAN, J. (2009) DOING YOUR UNDERGRADUATE SOCIAL SCIENCE DISSERTATION: LONDON: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780415467483
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