|1.||identify and scope an academic research problem;|
|2.||critically analyse and evaluate relevant literature, including theory and its application, in order to situate their research within the literature, using high level cognitive and technical skills;|
|3.||design a substantial piece of scholarship to investigate a research problem, using appropriate methodology and methods|
|4.||present a coherent and sustained argument justifying choice of methods and methodologies using high level communication and technical skills and awareness of ethical issues; and|
|5.||demonstrate advanced skills of written and spoken academic communication.|
|Assignment||Short description of proposed methodology and methods to be used to gather, manage and analyse data, with brief justification (500 words)||10%|
|Presentation||Presentation on the planned study (1000 word equivalent)||20%|
|Research Paper||Research proposal incl. essay plan, problem definition, lit review, proposed methodology, method & proposed analytical techniques (3500-4000 words)||70%|
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