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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2004 - 2005

Module Title Dissertation
Module Code ES511
School School of Education Studies

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Module Co-ordinatorProf Gerard McNamaraOffice NumberC161
Level 5 Credit Rating 15
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
To enable participants to : Draw on the reflective insights and skills imparted by the programme to carry out a systematic research project Integrate the learning on the programme in an effective way by undertaking a research project of professional and institutional relevance

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to: Collect, analyse and present research findings in a form to facilitate reflective evaluation Evaluate management performance and formulate proposals for more effective management action

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 15
Tutorials 10
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 200

Total 225
Assume that a 15 credit module load represents approximately 225 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Review potential topics for a research project drawn from elements of the programme Research methodologies appropriate to different topics, requirements and participants' interests and work environment Literature searches appropriate to different topics and methodologies
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential: Bell, J. (1992) Doing your Research Project, Milton Keynes, OU Press Creswell, J (1994) Research Design: Quantative Approaches London, Sage Hart, C. (2001) Doing a Literature Search London, Sage. Hart, C. (1998) Doing a Literature Review London, Sage. Potter, S. (ed) (2002) Doing Post Graduate Research London, Sage. Preskill, H.and Torres, R. (1999) Evaluative Inquiry or Learning in Organisations. London, Sage. Walliman, N. (2001) Your Research Project London, Sage Supplementary: Brown, A. and Dowling, P. (1997) Doing Research/Reading Research London: Falmer Kane, E. (1995) Doing your Own Research, London, Marion Boyers Edwards, A. & Talbot, R. (1994) The Hard Pressed Researcher: a Research Handbook for the Caring Professions, London, Longman
Programme or List of Programmes
MEMMSc in Education & Training Management