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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
- 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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- 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.