Postgraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2020-2021 (archived)
As part of the research methods training, as part of a 1000 word assignment, students will be required to briefly set out the theoretical underpinnings of their research design. Dependent on the specific dissertation being undertaken, they will also be required as part of this 1000 word assignment to either (a) design a research tool such as a questionnaire, interview protocol or classroom observation scheme and provide an accompanying rationale for their design or (b) set out their precise approach to their dissertation research with rationale or (c) for library dissertations,in order to support a specific research investigation, provide a preliminary literature review.
Students will also present a dissertation project proposal which will be peer reviewed and reviewed by an MA assessor or tutor.
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