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Postgraduate Course: Research Dissertation (International Child Protection Research) (REDU11069)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe dissertation is a major piece of work that requires significant time and commitment from the student. Through the dissertation the student has the opportunity to identify a research or professional practice issue and undertake either an independent research study or develop a research proposal to address it. This process will involve designing and either conducting or proposing to conduct a substantive piece of research in the child protection field (i.e.journal article style or proposal dissertation). Studies and proposals may be field, laboratory or desk based. Students will be supported by a designated supervisor through individual and/or group tutorials. Additional research training will be provided through completion of the core courses from the MSc in International Child Protection Research. The dissertation will be formally presented to the Child Protection Research Centre, child protection practitioners and a cohort of MSc students, demonstrating the student┐s skills in verbally communicating research in a clear and concise manner to a group of peers, practitioners and academics.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. On completion of this course students will be able to:

    Undertake or propose a significant piece of work demonstrating substantial autonomy, initiative and decision making
  2. Identify and define a topic of enquiry suitable for a dissertation and justify its theoretical significance, professional relevance and practical feasibility

    Search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant literature, research reports and other scholarly evidence related to the identified topic of enquiry
  3. Critically reflect on the ethical considerations, seek ethical approval for the dissertation and identify and manage risks appropriately
  4. Identify appropriate methodology and use it effectively to collect data in an ethical and responsible manner

    Verbally communicate research findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to a group of peers, practitioners and academics
  5. Systematically analyse or propose to analyse data collected using appropriate techniques, and

    Communicate the research plans and findings observing appropriate academic guidelines.
Reading List
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
Keywordschild protection
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