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This module will equip the student with the key concepts and skills involved in generating publishable research.
At a glance
- 23 May - 05 Sep 2022
- DurationSee timetable
- CostShort Course for Credit fee - £1,050
Course structureAsynchronous forum discussions, lectures, podcasts and reading. Synchronous debate and engagement with academics. Creation of a Wikki.
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
- Appraise the suitability of different research paradigms in the context of an identified research question;
- Construct a critical literature review of key texts, identifying the academic theory most relevant to an identified research questions;
- Compare and contrast different data analysis techniques;
- Distinguish between different forms of evidence; their validity and verifiability;
- Outline the key requirements in generating research of a publishable quality, including specific needs of specific journals;
- Relate research methods to the generation of innovative solutions and designs across defence and security challenges.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Research paradigms and their application;
- How to write a critical literature review including the assessment of evidence and how to select appropriate sources;
- Data analysis, including qualitative, quantitative and mixed method approaches;
- Creating publishable quality research including discipline specific journals and how to write academically credible and professional reports.
Compressed delivery 17/01/22-21/01/22 or distributed delivery 23/05/22 – 05/09/22 (with teaching in the first 2 weeks) to suit student preference.
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