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Postgraduate Course: Capstone Project Dissertation (International Child Protection Research) (REDU11070)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe International Child Protection Research Capstone Project is an integrative project that explores real-world child protection research issues faced by public sector, private sector, voluntary and/or academic organisation. It is offered in place of a standard master┐s dissertation. Students will base their research on a professionally relevant piece of research work, which is provided by an 11-12-week placement with an academic, public sector, private sector or non-profit sector organisation locally or internationally. During the placement, students will work on a concrete and feasible piece of research work which can include (but is not limited to) developing a research protocol, developing research instruments, conducting qualitative or quantitative research, conducting a policy analysis, conducting a scoping study or small systematic review or another area of research to explore an entrenched issue in child protection recognition, response or prevention. Upon completion of the placement, students will develop a professional analytical report for the host organisation with their methodology and findings and specific recommendations based on their research work. This report will be 8,000-10,000 words in length. In the report, students are expected to identify and frame the issue, discuss their research methodology and strategy for addressing the issue, write up their findings with specific recommendations based on the research. This report will be formally presented to the Child Protection Research Centre, host organisation 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, practitioner and academics.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The Capstone Project enables students to develop and present a piece of research using a real-life situation in an existing academic, public sector, private sector or non-profit organisation. By the end of this course, students will be able to:

    1.Identify and frame a research problem in a real-life situation

    Appreciate and address practical and ethical issues in the process of child protection research
  2. 2. Design a strategy to address the given research problem

    3. Collect data and information on a given research area
  3. 4. Examine the methodological issues in the real-life situation and devise research strategies to limit or overcome these and to address risk of bias

    5. Write a professional analytical report for a real-life client with specific recommendations
  4. 6. Apply theories and insights from child protection research to practical issues

    7. Verbally communicate research findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to a group of peers, practitioners and academics
  5. 8. Gain practical professional experience through the placement component
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordschild protection, dissertation
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