SI Module 5: Researching for Practice

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SI Module 5: Researching for Practice

15 Academic credits

12-week course 

Total Scheduled Learning Hours: 15

Total Independent Learning Hours: 135

Entry conditions

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Fee: £710

Dates: See university website

  • The module aims to provide you with an introduction to research design and methods relevant to an applied area of investigation. It will enable you to consider factors that will impact on future planning and management of their investigation.

  • Director: Colette Fegan, Sheffield Hallam University (c.m.fegan@shu.ac.uk)

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  • Overview

    The module aims to provide you with an introduction to research design and methods relevant to an applied area of investigation.

    It will enable you to consider factors that will impact on future planning and management of their investigation.

    INDICATIVE CONTENT

    - Identifying a research question
    - Research methods to support quantitative and qualitative research
    - Research ethics
    - Literature-based studies
    - Service evaluation - design and methods
    - Project planning and management

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment Task Summary

    As a distance learning module there will be a strong focus on the creation of a supportive online community that is multi-disciplinary in nature and promotes responsive peer and tutor support.

    You will receive support from a multi-disciplinary teaching team.

    You will also be allocated to a group of approximately 15 students with a nominated e-tutor who will provide support for assessment and broad module issues.

    In addition you will be able to self-enrol in topic specific groups where you can receive further support from tutors with specific expertise in that area.

    Learning materials will be divided in to sections of study which will include:
    presentations, screencasts, articles and relevant web resources.

    Regular webinars will enhance/augment the learning materials and facilitate opportunities for Q&A/discussion.

    Use of online discussion boards will encourage critical evaluation of key topics and promote critical reflection of own and others' practice.

    Use of formative assessment activities (e-tivities) will allow critical self, peer and tutor assessment of progress towards achievement of the learning outcomes.

    These will feed forward into the final summative assessment.

    See more information on the Sheffield Hallam University website.

  • Who should complete this course?

    You must have completed and passed SI Modules 1-4.

    See the full Entry Conditions here.

  • Assessment Task information

    3000 word assessment task.

  • Will this course give me transferable, academic credits?

    Yes, successful completion of this module yields 15 credits. UK university academic credits are globally recognised and highly transferable.

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  • Technology requirements

    - a reliable internet connection 

    - Microsoft Windows XP or newer (PCs) / OSX 10.6 or newer (Mac) 

    - Internet Explorer version 8 or newer (PC), Safari 4.0 or newer (Mac) or the current version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox 

    - Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 7 or newer

  • How to apply

    Please see more information and the application here at Sheffield Hallam University.