Research and Dissertation
- Module code
- Module leader
- David Hardwick
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 600 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 30 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
Research on a topic to be agreed with the module leader and potential supervisor. Guidance is given on approaches to research via a series of lectures and a “research day” involving practical classes on e.g. NVivo, SPSS etc.).
The module will address:
- The research process, including formulation of enquiry, critical review, research hypothesis, aims and objectives, research strategies.
- Research methods including qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
- Analysis and presentation of research data.
- Literature reviews and referencing.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Articulate critical awareness of the range of factors influencing real estate (P1)
- Compute and interpret relevant figures and use information technology (T2)
- Critically evaluate data, analysis or research (R1)
- Design research, collect data and apply appropriate techniques (R2)
- Integrate multidisciplinary considerations to make sound judgements or solve new or unfamiliar problems in diverse and evolving contexts (R3)
- Reflect on learning to continuously develop new skills (S4)
|Coursework||Dissertation (20,000 words)||100%|
|Formative||Dissertation Proposal incorporating outline Literature Review (1,500 words and presentation), reviewed by module leader and potential supervisors.|
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Biggam, J. (2011). Succeeding With Your Master's Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Handbook. Open University Press.
- Bryman. A. (2015) Social Research Methods. 5th ed. Oxford University Press.
- Creswell, J (2009) Research Methods: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. Sage.
- Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010) Research Methods: A Practical Guide for Social Sciences. Pearson Education Ltd.
- RAU Master’s Dissertation Guidance - Guidance on preparing your dissertation for Master’s students