SUPERVISOR-DIRECTED READING MODULE - 2023/4
Module code: MAND027
This supervisor-directed module introduces students to the literature in their research domain as well as debates, theories, and methodological issues. The focused and directed nature of the module will enable students to acquire a sound understanding of foundational issues, contemporary debates, and an appreciation of unresolved issues, as well as research designs in their research domain. An understanding of these issues should provide students a sound platform to conceptualize a value-added research problem and rigorous research.
Surrey Business School
ALEXANDER Andrew (SBS)
Number of Credits: 0
ECTS Credits: 0
Framework: FHEQ Level 8
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Tutorial Hours: 12
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Systematic and in-depth review of empirical findings
- Theoretical debates and integration of theories
- Methodological challenges and effective research design.
|Unit of assessment
|Assessment 1: Term Paper
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their learning and achievement of the module's learning outcomes.
Thus, the summative assessment for this unit consists of:
- Term Paper
Students will submit a term paper that provides a comprehensive review of the literature in their research domain. This paper must demonstrate analytical rigour and ability to evaluate the appropriateness of conclusions based on the research design. The paper must not exceed 5,000 words.
An ongoing feature of the module whereby students will be expected to come to each of the sessions having read a specified number of articles and prepared to critically evaluate them.
Feedback will be regularly provided during the sessions.
- Develop students' knowledge of key empirical contributions in their research domain.
- Provide students with insight into key theoretical perspectives relevant to their research domain.
- Introduce students to key methodological debates in their research domain.
|Interpret and assess key empirical contributions in the relevant research domain.
|Assess the relevance of theoretical perspectives that inform the relevant research domain.
|Evaluate relevant methodological approaches employed in the research domain and assess their potential contribution to research design.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The nature of the module requires a highly interactive teaching and learning method. Students are expected to attend each of the sessions having read supervised-assigned readings for the session. Supervisors will structure the discussion around specific themes such as the contributions of the assigned articles, appropriateness of the theories used in the article, appropriateness of the research design and conclusions. Students may also be asked to discuss the implications of the assigned articles for their dissertation.
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: MAND027
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 2023/4 academic year.