Module contentResearch on a topic to be agreed with the module leader and potential supervisor. The module will address:The research process, including formulation of enquiry, critical review, research hypothesis, research strategies. Research methods including qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:Formulate a research proposal and develop, evaluate and apply appropriate problem solving and research skills to address a research enquiry. Relate a review of available literature to critical discussion of their own investigations.

Select, evaluate and apply a range of suitable research techniques. Analyse and interpret information and data using appropriate statistical methods and present findings in an appropriate form.

Prepare a fully referenced dissertation which demonstrates originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.