UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH MODULE RECORD
MODULE CODE: FDAP205
MODULE TITLE: RESEARCH SKILLS
COMPENSATABLE WITHIN THIS PROGRAMME: Yes
SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR
This module enables students to identify a range of different research methods, processes and considerations which are central in conducting a research project in their academic or professional discipline.
ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT: (C1) COURSEWORK 100%
Give Subject Assessment Panel Group to which module should be linked
Minimum pass mark for professional body accreditation
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of, and reflect upon the nature of a research project, the aims and applications of research, and the methods and procedures for conducting research in archaeology.
ASSESSED LEARNING OUTCOMES: At the end of the module the learner will be expected to be able to:
1. Produce an appropriate research project proposal for an archaeological investigation.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the factors which are prevalent when proposing and planning a research project in archaeology.
3. Evaluate a range of research methodologies and data collection techniques.
4. Present and critically evaluate a range of data.
INDICATIVE SYLLABUS CONTENT:
Types of research, barriers and restrictions in research, identifying research; Literature review and existing ‘knowledge’, Discipline specific research considerations and issues; Ethics, reliability and validity; Discipline specific research methods; Data analysis techniques; Preparing a research proposal; Evaluating research and the research cycle.
DATE OF APPROVAL: April 2006
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: Sept 2006
DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: 23/05/07
University of Plymouth Colleges
City College Plymouth
MODULE LEADER: Win Scutt
Term All Year
Assessment Criteria (Threshold Level) :
The student should be able to:
The module will be delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars and individual tutorial and guest speakers where appropriate. A comprehensive package of support and learning resources will be available to students via the VLE.