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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5798M Project/Dissertation

30 creditsClass Size: 55

Module manager: Alistair Norman
Email: A.W.T.Norman@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jul to 31 Oct View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Module replaces

LUBS 5799M

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

Objectives

This module aims to develop the student’s knowledge and skills to better enable them to identify, evaluate, synthesise and apply research knowledge to diagnose, structure and gain insight into a challenging management issue or problem. In support of the above, the module aims to improve ethical application of research-related skills. Students will design and complete a practical research project.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- current theoretical frameworks and models
- different research philosophies and methodologies for investigating a management issue or problem that is of more than day-to-day significance

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Communicate to an academic level in writing and through oral presentation
- Perform problem diagnostics and identify root causes and implement appropriate problem solving solutions

Subject Specific
- Locate and critically evaluate research (both academic and practical) relevant to a specific issue or problem
- Identify and apply ethically appropriate data gathering and analysis skills


Syllabus

Indicative content:
- the nature of research
- alternative approaches to research
- stages in undertaking a research project
- research strategies and techniques
- designing and executing a research project
- searching and reviewing the literature
- data collection and analysis
- writing a research proposal and a dissertation

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
Supervision00.007.50
e-Lecture101.5015.00
Seminar51.507.50
Private study hours270.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

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


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation12,000 words90.00
Report1,500 words10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 12,000 words Dissertation

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/08/2020 10:11:22

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