SE760-7-FY-CO:
Research Project

The details
2023/24
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
30
19 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

MSC B16024 Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)

Module description

This module will provide students with the experience of how social researchers go about applying their skills and knowledge in an empirical investigation of a topic they find interesting. It will allow students to plan the organisation and timing of their work with a high degree of independence and self-motivation.

Module aims

To provide students with the experience of how social researchers go about applying their skills and knowledge in an empirical investigation of a topic they find interesting.
To allow students to plan the organisation and timing of their work with a high degree of independence and self-motivation.

Module learning outcomes

1. Formulate a problem relevant to Physiotherapy.
2. Critically review relevant literature (this may be theory, research studies, official statistics, policy documents etc.)
3. Follow through an investigation which will involve designing a piece of empirical research (considering the key methodological issues, risks and ethical issues) into advanced level situations, issues and/or problems. Options for the investigation include:
Systematic review
Original research (timelines permitting)
4. Incorporate advanced knowledge and skills from other parts of their degree including theoretical, methodological, analytical or substantive elements
5. Using available evidence, develop an argument, and write up their material in a coherent, systematic and well-presented dissertation and produce a conference quality poster.

Module information

Indicative Content
Preparing for research, proposal writing and ethics approval
Designing quantitative research and questionnaires or
Designing qualitative research and interview schedules
Report writing

Indicative content will also reflect each individual student's area of investigation.

Students must undertake the work in an area that is directly relevant to physiotherapy practice.

Students will agree an area of investigation withDr Nicholas Clark in the first instance, and thereafter with their allocated Research Project Supervisor.

Learning and teaching methods

Overview: A mixture of lectures, recommended readings, and independent learning will be used to deliver this module. You are allocated a supervisor near the beginning of the year, and you work with this supervisor over the course of the year. Please see the 'Supervision Guidance Document' on Moodle for further information and explanation about the process. Your supervisor will provide guidance and ensure you are "on track" with your research. They will point out the areas in which you need to focus at a specific point-in-time and direct you to relevant sources of information as necessary. You direct the supervision, tutorial, and formative feedback process: It is your responsibility to contact your supervisor to book tutorials. It is your responsibility to prepare appropriately for each and every tutorial. Your supervisor will not 'chase' you to make tutorials during the year. Your supervisor will provide you with written formative feedback on a draft of your written work (up to 1500 words) at an appropriate point during your project. Dates for submission of formative work should be negotiated with your supervisor and then submitted via email directly to your supervisor. Your role as the student in supervision is: o To initiate meetings/contact with your supervisor in a timely fashion. o To be fully prepared for each meeting/contact. o To make notes/keep a record of each meeting/contact. o To negotiate submission dates for written work. o To contact the module lead as soon as possible with any concerns over supervision. Supervision can be in the form of: o Face to face meetings o Video meetings (e.g., Zoom, Skype) o Telephone conversations o Email conversations o Providing you with written feedback How much supervision can you have from October 2022 – April 2023? Up to 15 hours of supervision are available to you across the duration of the module. As general guidance, you should ideally aim to meet with your supervisor once a month - even if you have not made much progress since the previous month, it is still very useful to 'check in' with your supervisor in order to (re)gain momentum and then make ongoing progress. Tutorials should be arranged across the course of the Module – October 2022 to April 2023: Tutorials should not be left until the last few weeks before the summative submission deadline when supervisors may not be able to accommodate last minute requests. No supervision or feedback will be provided in the last two weeks before the submission date. If you wish to arrange a face to face, telephone, or video meeting with your supervisor, please make every effort to arrange these well in advance, as your supervisor may well not be able to meet for several days depending on their workload. Topics: Quantitative research project considerations. Systematic review considerations. Qualitative research project considerations.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Conference Presentation (P/F)     
Coursework   Research Project  26/04/2024  100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Reassessment

100 per cent Coursework Mark

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Nicholas Clark, email: n.clark@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Nicholas Clark, Dr Bradley Neal, Prof Jo Jackson, Kate Pittaccio.
SRES School Office (sres@essex.ac.uk)

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Mrs Madeleine Nicholson
Wrexham Glyndwr University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 21 hours, 21 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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