Research Methodology, Design and Methods
Course code:

M100SOH

Duration:

11 weeks

Fees:

£722

Qualification:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Location

Coventry University

Faculty:

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Overview

This module is designed for students to be able to examine the philosophical basis of research and evaluate the different research methods used in social work, health and social science.

Course detail

The module will provide students with the opportunity to develop their ability in preparing a detailed research proposal within the field of their own profession/speciality. Ethical and legal aspects of research studies will also be considered in the module.

This module is designed for students to be able to examine the philosophical basis of research and evaluate the different research methods used in social work, health and social science. The module will provide students with the opportunity to develop their ability in preparing a detailed research proposal within the field of their own profession/speciality. Ethical and legal aspects of research studies will also be considered in the module.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

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  • Evaluate the ethical, political, legal and social issues associated with the development of a research proposal.
  • Construct a research question or hypothesis and evaluate its relevance to own field of academic study or profession.
  • Appropriately select and evaluate methodology, design and methods to address a specific research question or a hypothesis.

How will this course be taught

This module will use a blended learning approach for the delivery of the module’s content, including CUOnline sessions and interactive, interprofessional workshops.

Autumn Term: Tuesdays 1pm - 4pm.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email disoff.ss@coventry.ac.uk.

Lectures – 11 hours

Seminars – 22 hours

Self-guided student activity – 167 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Master degree enrolment. Can also be taken as a standalone module.

Assessment

  • Coursework 1: 4000 word research proposal (100% of module mark).

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of master’s degree modules can enable students/practitioners to proceed with their development as professionals within the field of their own clinical practice/speciality.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module practitioners should possess essential qualities and knowledge within the field of research methodology, designs and methods, which can expand practitioners’ career prospects.
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