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GG3204   Research Design and Methodology Training (40)

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 40

ECTS credits : 20

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not available to General Degree Students.

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is a core research design and methods training module. It is organised around a series of problem-based learning units where introductory lectures lead onto the practical implementation of particular methods. The focus is on the collection and generation of data which then leads onto the rigorous analysis of data in Senior Honours. It includes a research-based residential fieldclass organised around the design and implementation of a specific research project. The module provides fundamental training for the independent Senior Honours dissertation project.

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 weeks) plus a fieldclass.

Scheduled learning hours: 104

Guided independent study hours: 296

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 15%
Coursework: 85%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available


Module coordinator: Dr R T Streeter
Module teaching staff: Team taught