Undergraduate 

Health & Social Sector Leadership (Dumfries Campus) MA

Honours Action Research Project II DUMF4046P

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Part 2 of the Honours year that involves the undertaking of an extended piece of action research within a defined health and social sector organisation. This course supports student in the general undertaking of field work and specifically develops skills in data collection, data analysis and the writing up and articulation of action oriented research findings.

Timetable

A group workshop will meet weekly.

 

Additionally, one-to-one supervision will normally be available every week. The regularity and length of each meeting may be adjusted as appropriate.

Excluded Courses

N/A

Co-requisites

Honours Action Research Project (semester 1)

Assessment

Dissertation (70%)

Journal article (20%)

Viva (10%)

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This Course aims to:

 

1. Develop self-directed skills in data collection, data analysis and the writing up of research findings in the context of an appropriate action-oriented health or social policy issue.

 

2. Develop skills in articulating and disseminating findings to stakeholders within an applied health and social sector practice context.

 

3. Promote articulation between this ground and the variety of insights that students have gained from study in the rest of the programme.

 

4. Nurture self-sufficiency and intellectual curiosity in applied health and social sector research.

 

5. Stimulate critical reflection on the personal, ethical, organisational and political ramifications of such work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

 

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

 

1. Demonstrate proficiency in data collection, data analysis and the writing up research findings in the context of an appropriate action-oriented health or social policy issue.

 

2. Disseminate findings to stakeholders with due regard to accessibility and audience, within an applied health and social sector practice context.

 

3. Articulate the nature of the specific research ground with insights gained from study in the rest of the programme.

 

4. Demonstrate self-sufficiency and intellectual curiosity in applied health and social sector research.

 

5. Reflect critically upon the personal, ethical, organisational and political ramifications of such work.

 

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.