Research Methods & Study Skill
Research Methods and Study Skills (Rhos) 2023-24
School of Computer Science & Engineering
Module - Semester 1 & 2
Indicative content includes:
● Research skills appropriate to the chosen discipline.
● Academic writing and information research, to include reviewing literature, critical evaluation and analysis.
● Research methodologies and instruments relevant to the chosen research area including devising and refining a research question, qualitative and quantitative research methods such as questionnaires, focus groups and interviews.
● Consideration to the notion of the importance of ethics in research, in particular the notion of ‘informed consent’ and how ethical guidelines need to be considered and thought through in relation to the whole research process.
● Possible impact of legal considerations on aspects such as the selection of research topic, the research methodology and the reporting of results.
● The construction of convincing arguments, using academic language skills including how to analyse and interpret academic literature and the presentation of work using appropriate academic language and structures.
-threshold -Equivalent to 40%.Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
-good -Equivalent to the range 60%-69%.Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
-excellent -Equivalent to the range 70%+.Assemble critically evaluated, relevant areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
- Apply a range of research skills appropriately within a chosen discipline.
- Apply a range of valid research methodologies and instruments.
- Construct convincing arguments.
- Demonstrate enhanced skills in academic writing and information research.
- Develop an understanding of ethics and give consideration to the notion of the importance of ethics in research