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2007/08 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5040M Professional and Research Skills

15 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Helen Short

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2007/08

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinning and practice in:

- Nomothetic and ideographic research methods
- Presentation skills
- Negotiation skills
- Personal and organisational factors affecting motivation
- Decision making and change


Team roles, assessment and group formation
The Nomothetic paradigm: deductive methodology and the implications of quantitative analysis.
The humanist critique: human mental capacity and inductive research methods.
Organisational structure and culture: methods of analysis.
Group working: issues concerning team working, leadership and communication.
Issues concerning power, conflict and negotiation, and implications for researchers.
Motivation, personality and perception.
Data gathering, analysis and application within the organisation.
The issues of change: personal and organisational.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

60 hours reading for lectures;
60 hours preparation for classes and assessed work.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will be given on individual and group contributions to classes, and will also be provided on a project plan which will be undertaken prior to student work commencing on the assessed coursework project.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report3,000 word100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/01/2007


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