Postgraduate taught 

Creative Industries & Cultural Policy MSc

Research Methods 1 (CCPR) CCPR5007

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Will introduce students to key research methodologies drawn from a range of appropriate disciplines relevant to the study of media, cultural and creative industries, and their management and policy dimensions. The course is intended to equip students with the skills needed to undertake research in relation to the contextualisation, implementation and evaluation of themes and topics relevant to the field.

Timetable

Weekly 1 hour meetings (lectures and seminars)

Requirements of Entry

Standard entry to Masters at College level

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Essay 1 1250 words 50%

Essay 2 1250 words 50%

Course Aims

The course aims to

■ introduce key research methodologies drawn from a range of appropriate disciplines relevant to the study of media, cultural and creative industries and their management and policy dimensions,

■ equip students with the skills needed to undertake appropriate and effective research in relation to the contextualisation, development, implementation, evaluation and theory of themes and topics relevant to the field.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ identify and explain a range of research approaches, methods and techniques relevant to the fields of media, cultural and creative industries and their management and policy dimensions;

■ evaluate critically the use of different research methods;
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identify the ethical dimensions of conducting research.

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.