Research Proposal

Module details

Title:
Research Proposal
Code:
MOD004978
Version number:
1
Date amended:
15/JAN/2015
Level:
7
Credit value:
30
Study hours:
300
Module leader:
Stewart Piper
Department:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Module description

This module is designed to provide students with a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research within professional practice and policy. It provides students with an opportunity to explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and its relationship to practice. All health professionals need to be highly skilled, knowledgeable and be able to demonstrate how research underpins and informs the complexities of contemporary practice. This demand is evident in professional guidelines such as NMC Code; Standards of conduct, performance and ethics for nurses and midwives and the development of Advanced Nurse Practitioners across primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. The module will provide a framework within which to select, evaluate and justify the research methods chosen by students for their research project. The module requires the students to prepare and write a research proposal which will normally lead to a level 7 dissertation. Hence, prior knowledge of some research approaches at level 6 is normally expected.

Outline content

* Language and terminology of quantitative and qualitative research; * Research methodology including, for example, Grounded Theory and Phenomenology and research methods e.g. interviews; * Choosing appropriate statistical tests and making statistics accessible including data generation, collection and presentation; * Critiquing research methods; * Paradigm related concepts e.g. validity, objectivity, trustworthiness and transferability; * The ethics and conduct of researchers and research projects; * Research governance e.g. data compliance * Communicating effective research practice via a research proposal.

Key texts/literature

Bettany-Saltikov, J., 2012. How to do a systematic literature review in nursing: a step by step guide. Maidenhead: Open University Press Bryman,A.,2012. Social research methods. 4th ed. Oxford: University Press. Coughlan,M., Ryan,F and Cronin,P., 2013. Doing a literature review in nursing, health and social care. London: Sage. Holloway,I., and Wheeler, S. 2013. Qualitative research in nursing and healthcare.3rd ed. Chichester: Wiley. Ross, T., 2012. A survival guide for health research methods. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill Open University Press. Ridley,D.,2012. The literature review: A step by step guide for students. 2nd.ed. London: Sage. E-books Gerrish, K. and Lacey, A., 2010. Research process in nursing. 6th ed. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Maltby, J., 2010. Research methods for nursing and healthcare. Harlow, England: Pearson. Steen, M. and Roberts, T., 2011. The handbook of midwifery research. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell Walker, J. and Almond,P. 2010. Interpreting statistical findings: a guide for health professionals and students. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press. Web resources The Cochrane library. http://www.thecochranelibrary.com The University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination. http://www.york.ac.uk/crd

Specialist learning resources

* VLE * RefWorks via library

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Pathway restrictions

Postgraduate Courses.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Demonstrate a critical understanding of alternative ontological, epistemological and methodological perspectives;
2
Knowledge and Understanding
Critically analyse literature to rationalise and justify the choice of research methodology for the proposed study;
3
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Critically debate the ethical issues related to research;
4
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Evaluate and apply principles of research design and strategy to formulate a research proposal.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 30
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: 10 x 3 hours classroom sessions
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 3
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Minimum 3 hours student supervisory support via F2F, phone, e-mail and/or VLE
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 267
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Student to attend any tutor-led organised class activities, work through the learning package and activities within it, organise tutorials and attend any tutor-led organised activities.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
2014/5 - Distance Learning delivery
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
ZZD
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 36
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: E-tivities, on-line activities, asynchronous VLE discussions, synchronous discussion through office communicator
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 264
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: On-line learning route - On-line facilitation supported by open-learning resources on VLE
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
2014/5 - Face-to-Face delivery
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
ZZF
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 30
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: 10 x 3 hours classroom sessions
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 3
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Minimum 3 hours student supervisory support via F2F, phone, e-mail and/or VLE
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 267
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Student to attend any tutor-led organised class activities, work through the learning package and activities within it, organise tutorials and attend any tutor-led organised activities.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 30
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: 10 x 3 hours classroom sessions
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 3
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Minimum 3 hours student supervisory support via F2F, phone, e-mail and/or VLE
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 267
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Student to attend any tutor-led organised class activities, work through the learning package and activities within it, organise tutorials and attend any tutor-led organised activities.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 30
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: 10 x 3 hours classroom sessions
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 3
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Minimum 3 hours student supervisory support via F2F, phone, e-mail and/or VLE
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 267
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Student to attend any tutor-led organised class activities, work through the learning package and activities within it, organise tutorials and attend any tutor-led organised activities.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Cambridge
Location:
Cambridge
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
C-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 30
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: 10 x 3 hours classroom sessions
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 3
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Minimum 3 hours student supervisory support via F2F, phone, e-mail and/or VLE
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 267
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Student to attend any tutor-led organised class activities, work through the learning package and activities within it, organise tutorials and attend any tutor-led organised activities.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Chelmsford
Location:
Chelmsford
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
A-1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 30
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: 10 x 3 hours classroom sessions
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 3
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Minimum 3 hours student supervisory support via F2F, phone, e-mail and/or VLE
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 267
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Student to attend any tutor-led organised class activities, work through the learning package and activities within it, organise tutorials and attend any tutor-led organised activities.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40
2015/6 - Face-to-Face delivery - Guild House, Peterborough
Location:
Guild House, Peterborough
Mode of delivery:
Face-to-Face
Occurrence reference:
HP1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 30
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: 10 x 3 hours classroom sessions
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 3
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Minimum 3 hours student supervisory support via F2F, phone, e-mail and/or VLE
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 267
Learning outcome(s): 1-4
Detail: Student to attend any tutor-led organised class activities, work through the learning package and activities within it, organise tutorials and attend any tutor-led organised activities.
Total hours:
300


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD004978
Method: Coursework
Details: Research proposal 6,000 words (max).
Learning outcomes: 1-4
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 40