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SCQF Level: 10  

Module Code: ANF404

Credit Value: 20  

Year: 2017/8

Term: Term 2

School: Dundee Business School

Description

A module in which the student demonstrates analysis and critical evaluation/discussion of a self-selected area of interest in their field of study.

Aims

The aim of this module is to provide the student with an opportunity to use analytical, creative and judgemental skill in order to select, analyse and present a 7,000-word dissertation (minimum 6,300 words and maximum 7,700 words).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Prepare a proposal on the planned dissertation.

1.  Prepare a proposal on the planned dissertation.

2.  Carry out a literature review in a way that assists in the refinement and shaping of research questions/hypothesis.

2.  Carry out a literature review in a way that assists in the refinement and shaping of research questions/hypothesis.

3.  Design a research methodology appropriate to their investigation.

3.  Design a research methodology appropriate to their investigation.

4.  Analyse the data/information collected through that process to identify appropriate conclusions, using the application of knowledge, skills and abilities.

4.  Analyse the data/information collected through that process to identify appropriate conclusions, using the application of knowledge, skills and abilities.

Indicative Content

1 Accounting and finance research methods

Students will gain an understanding of the principal research methods used in academic accounting and finance literature.

1 Accounting and finance research methods

Students will gain an understanding of the principal research methods used in academic accounting and finance literature.

2 Topic Selection

The topic will be agreed with the Honours Dissertation Co-ordinator.

2 Topic Selection

The topic will be agreed with the Honours Dissertation Co-ordinator.

3 Supervision

The student will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor on confirmation of the field of study. Students must complete an appropriate ethical clearance and risk assessment form.

3 Supervision

The student will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor on confirmation of the field of study. Students must complete an appropriate ethical clearance and risk assessment form.

4 Developing and Presenting Research

Producing a research report in the form of an Honours dissertation.

4 Developing and Presenting Research

Producing a research report in the form of an Honours dissertation.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

9 hours of class contact will be scheduled to provide guidance for students in the development of their dissertation. Students will also work independently, guided by their supervisor. This module is almost entirely enquiry-based learning. Optional drop-in support sessions for data analysis will be scheduled.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 9
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 100
Independent 91

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Guidance notes:

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.

Disclaimer: We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.

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