On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
The course will:
The course will be centrally related to the research areas of the participants who will be required to use their own research focuses as a basis for discussing research approaches and methods;
Participants will be expected to develop expertise in reading research that uses methods beyond those used in their own research;
The course has a wide reading list and participants will be encouraged to read centrally indicated key texts, to select for themselves from the wider list and to find their own articles by using established search techniques.
Teaching and learning will be through exposition (lecture), teacher and student led discussion, workshops, guided reading and reflection, student presentations, seminars.
Students are expected to take a full part in the whole course and undertake the prescribed reading. Attendance at all classes is a basic requirement. In special circumstances students may, in consultation with the course leader, be absent from no more than 20% of classes, additional reading tasks will be assigned.
The course will be assessed on a piece of written work (~ 5000 words) which should be a forerunner of the methodology chapter of your thesis. Students will be required to give an appropriate title.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.
Faculty of Engineering and Science