RESEARCH METHODS - 2021/2

Module code: FVP3014

Module Overview

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.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

ADEYEMI-EJEYE Anthony (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code:

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

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

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 pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework LITERATURE REVIEW 60
Coursework TECHNICAL PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT 40

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

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.

 

Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials during seminar sessions.

 

Feedback

Students receive written feedback on their Literature Review and Project Progress report. Verbal and/or written feedback may also be given throughout the year.

Module aims

  • 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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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

Attributes Developed

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.

Reading list

https://readinglists.surrey.ac.uk
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Other information

N/A

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
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.