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MN3202   Research Methods: 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module follows on from MN3201. It builds key research competencies in library search, problem definition, literature review and study design. These competencies will be developed using a combination of class lecture; library visit; group surgeries; group progress meetings; one-to-one work with individual members of academic staff; and self motivated and conducted research. Students are expected to master library research techniques, including the use of electronic resources in research; literature synthesis; research problem formulation; and the preparation of a clear and focused research proposals.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Entry to a single honours management or management science degree

Co-requisite(s): In the same year as taking this module you should take MN3201

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 5 weeks) and at least 4 hours of supervisory meeting)

Scheduled learning hours: 14

Guided independent study hours: 188

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: An alternative project of up to 3,000 words = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Team taught