This module provides the student with the theoretical underpinning 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 a range of skills required to carry out research in a specified area appropriate to the programme of study.
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. Apply a knowledge of statistical analysis to the evaluation of data and the design of experimental protocols
1 Research project management
Review of primary research literature to underpin a specified research project
2 Research project development
Research ethics. Research health and safety. Statistical skills for research as appropriate to the chosen project
3 Experimental design & statistics
Producing an experimental design and plan for data analysis.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
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SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.
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 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.