Research Methods 2 (CCPR) CCPR5008

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course is specifically designed to prepare students to plan and undertake a Masters level research dissertation focused on themes relevant to the fields of media management and utilising appropriate literature, sources, methods and data, including consideration of ethical dimensions.


7 x 1 hr Lecture

3 x 1 hr Seminar over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses





Written assignment 1 (1000 words) - 40%

Written assignment 2 (1500 words) - 60%

Course Aims

The course aims to:

■ Enable students to develop and design a viable dissertation research proposal relevant to the study of media management

■ Develop students' knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques utilised in carrying out research on topics in media industries and associated management and policy fields

■ Allow students to frame their topic within academic literature and background context

■ Prepare students to generate and analyse original research data

■ Prepare students to conduct research with the approval of the College of Arts ethics committee

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to:

■ Define a research question, problem or topic relevant to the fields of media industries

■ Conduct effective background research

■ Identify appropriate sources, research methods and techniques for the investigation of the chosen topic

■ Apply ethical research principles to their own practice

■ Prepare and present a developed proposal for an original research project relevant to the fields of media management

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.