RESEARCH METHODS - 2021/2
Module code: FVP3014
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
The module includes two aspects. The Literature Review is intended to give students experience in writing a literature review on a technical topic, the feedback on which will assist in writing the Technical Project. The Project Progress report will give the student the opportunity to develop a project plan on a different topic to the literature review and also consider possible risks and challenges and how to mitigate them.
Music and Media
ADEYEMI-EJEYE Femi (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 2
Independent Learning Hours: 132
Lecture Hours: 4
Tutorial Hours: 6
Guided Learning: 3
Captured Content: 3
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The content of the Literature Review will be agreed between the student and the module co-ordinator at the plenary sessions held during Semester 1. The following topics will be covered in lectures:
- Research methods
- Literature Review
- Technical writing skills
- Word processing tools for technical writing
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||TECHNICAL PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT||40|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate research and technical writing skills in the form of a literature review, and a technical project progress report. Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Coursework 1 - Literature Review. Literature Review on a subject of your choosing. The literature review (addresses learning outcomes 1 -5). 60%;
- Coursework 2 - Project Progress report. The project progress report on the topic of the technical project. This will include motivation of project, research questions and timelines for the project. 40%.
Practical and summative assessment are designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their chosen specialist subject.
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials during seminar sessions.
Students receive written feedback on their Literature Review and Project Progress report. Verbal and/or written feedback may also be given throughout the year.
- Introduce methods of academic research
- Increase knowledge of a specialised area of engineering
- Increase skills in academic writing
- Develop confidence in presenting ideas to academic researchers
- Enable preliminary research on a technical topic of the student's choosing
- Introduce presentation of academic research
|001||Independently research a previously unfamiliar topic in a detailed manner||CKT|
|002||Collate and discuss this research in a coherent form in a written literature review||CKT|
|003||Demonstrate the ability to search the published literature to obtain relevant references||CK|
|004||Demonstrate significant scholarship in the area of their chosen subject||C|
|005||Write an abstract||C|
|006||Demonstrate the ability to plan a research project||CKT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: foster independent technical and research skills. Students will be supported in their independent work through structured guidance in research and technical writing. The learning and teaching methods include:
- Five two-hour lectures in Semester 1
- Coursework assignments and feedback
- Tutorial supervision of at least ½ hour per fortnight
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.