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GG3203   Research Design and Methodology Training (50)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 50

ECTS credits : 25

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not available to General Degree Students.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module occupies a central place in our field-based research-orientated degrees. It prepares students to undertake their independent research dissertation and develops transferable professional skills useful beyond graduation. It is designed to prepare students for undertaking original, empirical research by introducing them to the general principles, methodologies, and methods used in the collection and generation of data. Students need to make an informed choice, with the help of their Advisor, to select from the units shared with the larger 60-credit SG3201. The module concludes with students producing an independent research proposal for their Senior Honours dissertation research.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG2012

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take GG3201 or take GG3202 or take SD3203

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Varies according to the combination of elements (module units) chosen by the student. Average of 10 hours (x 8.5 weeks), and a 1-week (40 hour) field class.

Scheduled learning hours: 125

Guided independent study hours: 375

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available


Module teaching staff: Team taught