Project Research Methods | Abertay University

Project Research Methods


This module provides the student with the theoretical underpinning skills required to pursue a detailed investigation of a selected research topic under the guidance of a member of staff.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with : The aim of this Module is to provide the student with a range of skills required to carry out research in a specified area appropriate to the programme of study.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Critically evaluate current knowledge within a specified field.

2.  Produce documentation of sufficient standard to satisfy university regulatory protocols with regards to risk assessment and ethical approval.

3.  Presentation summary of planned work.

Indicative Content

1 Research project management

The role of literature review in research.The principles and practice of GLP and GMP, Research methods, The role of literature review in research. Research project management. Time management in the research context

2 Research project development

Research ethics. Research health and safety. Statistical skills for research

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This module will be delivered via lectures 1:1 meetings with the supervisor. Some sessions will include compulsory workshops s such as health and safety and ethics as well as sessions.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 5
Tutorial/Seminar 20
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 75
Independent 100

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.


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.