Developing Your Research Proposal

Module code: X3250
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

The overall aim of this module is to build on your prior knowledge of key theoretical concepts relating to research methods, drawn from the Year 2 Introduction to Research Methods course and to prepare them for the Dissertation research to be undertaken in the following term.

Its primary purpose is to provide the insights and support that you will need to be able to develop a research proposal. In the process, you will have opportunities to improve your understanding of the connections to be made between research and practice, the importance of this and to draw in and consolidate aspects of your wider course learning in a more applied way.

The module will take a workshop format throughout in order to maximise the opportunity to scaffold the development of an individually focused piece of work.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a critical and reflexive understanding of key issues in research and practice with childhood, youth and family
  • Apply knowledge of relevant theories, research paradigms and methods, showing understanding of issues and ethical principles affecting research with children, young people and families.
  • Evaluate and communicate ideas and research findings effectively, clearly and fluently by written, oral and visual means, making effective use of ICT.
  • Draw out relevant connections with wider course learning