EG323-6-FY-CO:
Dissertation

The details
2023/24
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
30
27 September 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BA N886 Hospitality Management,
BA NA86 Hospitality Management (Including Year Abroad),
BA N888 Events Management,
BA NA88 Events Management (Including Year Abroad),
BA N802 Tourism,
BA N803 Tourism (including Year Abroad)

Module description

The purpose of this module is to develop your ability to conduct and manage a piece of individually identified research in the context of your chosen industry. Your skills, understanding and knowledge will be developed through a professional piece of work that requires demonstrable expertise with a range of business data, research resources and methodologies and personal communication skills.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1. Research, plan and design an individually identified piece of research that demonstrates an awareness of relevant industry issues.
- Identification of research area - tools and techniques;
- Understanding the problem;
- Reviewing the literature.

2. Generate appropriate feasible research objectives.
- Identification of a viable focus;
- Writing a dissertation proposal;
- Developing a research plan;
- Scheduling techniques and tools e.g. flow charts, Gantt charts, critical path analysis and use of appropriate software packages e.g. Microsoft Project.

3. Critically review the literature relevant to the area of investigation.
- Literature review and existing knowledge;
- Qualitative and Quantitative research methods and techniques;
- Discipline specific research considerations and issues;
- Ethics, reliability and validity.

4. Select and justify a research methodology, and apply appropriate research skills in order to critically assess and evaluate the relevant data.
- Data analysis techniques;
- Critically evaluating and interpreting data and synthesizing conclusions;
- Effective management research report writing.

5. Draw conclusions related to the presented analysis.
- Delivering an effective and professional document which conforms to the dissertation handbook;
- Drawing conclusions and making recommendations.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Research, plan and design an individually identified piece of research that demonstrates an awareness of relevant industry issues.
2. Generate appropriate and feasible research objectives.
3. Critically review the literature relevant to the area of research.
4. Select and justify a research methodology, and apply appropriate research skills in order to critically assess and evaluate the relevant data.
5. Draw conclusions related to the presented analysis.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will take the shape of either classroom based or online lectures and seminars where Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate practice. Self-managed learning will supplement seminars where you will be provided with guidance on required reading and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Research Project  24/05/2024   

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

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Whitney Vernes, email: whitney.vernes@essex.ac.uk.
Andy Boer
Edge Hotel School, ehs@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Mr James Ellerby
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 16 (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.

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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