This unit introduces students to the research skills and methodologies required for planning, researching and writing a research thesis. The unit includes introductions to the academic requirements of developing a research question, ethics, literature review, methodological planning, data collection and data management. Students will be able to acquire relevant skills in practice-led research and social science/humanities research within this unit.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically review methodologies that inform research in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences  
  2. Compose a coherent and well-structured research plan for the thesis/exegesis with some independence  
  3. Critically review principles of ethical research and ethical debates about new research methods  
  4. Demonstrate advanced technical skills in order to design research in an independent project  
  5. Critically review a range of new fields of study which have emerged in the humanities, social sciences and creative arts  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Scholarly community journal (1000 words) 25%
Report Research Proposal (2000 words) 35%
Literature Review Literature review (2000 words) 40%

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