SCQF Level: 11
Module Code: CNS110
Credit Value: 60
Term: Terms 1, 2 and 3
School: School of Social and Health Sciences
This module is designed to consolidate students’ knowledge and understanding of the nature and purpose of research; and to foster competence in the skills required to undertake a counselling project.
The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : The aim of this module is to provide the student with the opportunity to undertake a research project or in-depth literature review of an area relevant to counselling practice.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Complete research or a systematic literature review on an area of relevance to counselling
2. Critically analyse and review research literature
3. Demonstrate competence in the presentation of research findings to differences audiences
4. Manage a project through to successful completion
5. Critically appreciate and address ethical issues in research
6. Analyse the implications of research for policy and practice
1 Research approaches
Developing questions, identifying appropriate methods. Designing the project. Addressing ethical issues
2 Making sense of the literature
Evaluating qualitative and quantitative methods, Critical evaluation of published work. Developing a literature review; organising the review.
3 Literature searching
Using the electronic databases. Developing a search strategy. Identifying the research literature
4 Project management skills
Managing time, developing a framework for the project. Using supervision.
5 Presentation skills
Conveying complex information to an appropriate audience
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
The module will be delivered by lectorial with each student offered an additional 15 hours of supervision.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
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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.