This module will be delivered over a number of sessions and workshops, with content including:
Session 1 – introduction to the research question: provides
the basis to develop a research question with appropriate research
methodologies and methods of data collection and retrieval.
Session 2 – advance literature search and critical review:
development of critical review and principles of comprehensive literature
searching will be enhanced.
Session 3 – formulating the question: allows you to
formulate a research question with emphasis on research aims and objectives.
Session 4 – research design with appropriate methods and
analysis: focuses on the selection and justification of the appropriate
research designs and methods of data collection, leading to the appropriate
Workshop 1 – planning and developing your timeline: develop a comprehensive time line and costing for the development of your project, with attention to possible submission to relevant research and development committees.
Workshop 2 – group presentation of research proposals: present your research proposal with peer discussion.
This module will be delivered twice over the forthcoming academic year. The taught dates are:
September 2017 delivery: 14, 15, 18, 19 and 20 September 2017.
April 2018 delivery: 12, 13, 16, 17 and 18 April 2018.
(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).
Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.