TE7050 - Negotiated Study

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What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will have the opportunity to articulate and negotiate a Master’s level enquiry. You will learn how to interrogate electronic databases efficiently and effectively. The module will also provide you will have the opportunity to systematically conduct the study and analyse qualitative data thematically and disseminate findings to an academic audiences.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and independent learning. The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to participate in a series of guided tasks and exercises. You will work on these during seminars and practical sessions in computer labs which are fully equipped with the last industry-standard software.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported by tutors in classes and in tutorials, by peers and by designated support staff, by library staff and ITC staff and by administrative staff.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. You will have a critical understanding of the breadth and complexity of research methods involved in conducting a small scale study.
2. You will develop your understanding of the theory of evidence based research/practice

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
1. Conceptualise the research topic and establish its relevance to the practice area/field of expertise
2. Analyse, interpret and critically evaluate the extracted data
3. Make recommendations on the basis of your findings in relation to the data.
4. Develop and apply your skills in conducting secondary research

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
1. Enhanced communication skills
2. Further developed project management skills
3. Enhanced problem solving skills

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment :
Present a research proposal relating to an area of education, e.g. leadership, curriculum development etc. into which you would like to conduct a small scale study using existing data.
(15 minutes)
KU1 & 2; IPSA1 & 4; PVA1-3

Summative Assessment :
Conduct a small scale research project, based on secondary data, in which you critically analyse, evaluate an area of education and make recommendations on the basis of your findings.
(4500 words)
KU1 & 2; IPSA1 - 4; PVA1-3

Supporting material in the form of appendices may be included, including your presentation.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

In this module you will have the opportunity to articulate and negotiate a Master’s level small scale enquiry using secondary data. You will learn how to interrogate databases efficiently and effectively. The module will also provide you have the opportunity to conduct the study and analyse qualitative/quantitative data and draw recommendations on the basis of your findings.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time
1 other options available

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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