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Postgraduate Course: Researching as a Team: Co-authored Research Project (CMSE11636)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course provides experience writing a short academic paper, with the ambition to submit this to a conference [or journal]. This fit within the "learning by doing" ethos of integrated component of the PhD. Student will work as a team in undertake a supervisor-led project, which aligns broadly with their methodological interest. With the aid of the advisor students must select a target conference (or journal) undertake and write up a piece of research as a team based broadly on the submission requirements of the outlet. They must decide on work distribution and tasks to successfully complete the paper. The paper should be between 6000-8000 words . Furthermore, teams will be required to submit proposed Impact and Knowledge exchange plan linked to this research of 750-1000w based on the template provided.
Course description Academic Description
This course provides an opportunity to "learn by doing" through writing an academic paper with a target outlet in mind, with the aid of their academic advisor.

Outline Content
The content and reading of the course will be agreed between the students and the project supervisor during initial meetings and developed over the various weeks of the writing project. This course is for credit and is separate to the PhD thesis. Any work conducted in this course can therefore not contribute to the PhD thesis.

Student Learning Experience
The student learning experience will be through directly experiencing the stages and nuances of academic paper writing.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Introduction to Research in Business (CMSE11494)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 190 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% group assessment (assess all learning outcomes)
Feedback Formative
The supervisor will provide formative feedback throughout the course.

Written summative feedback will be provided on the submitted assignment.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to produce an academic quality paper.
  2. Demonstrate their ability to successfully collaborate as part of a research team.
  3. Structure and present academic research.
  4. Critically review academic work.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of potential impact and knowledge activities.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Communication, ICT, and Numeracy Skills
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- C5: Convey meaning and message through a wide range of communication tools, including digital technology and social media; to understand how to use these tools to communicate in ways that sustain positive and responsible relationships.
- C6: Critically evaluate and present digital and other sources, research methods, data and information; discern their limitations, accuracy, validity, reliability and suitability; and apply responsibly in a wide variety of organisational contexts.

Cognitive Skills
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- C8: Be self-motivated; curious; show initiative; set, achieve and surpass goals; as well as demonstrating adaptability, capable of handling complexity and ambiguity, with a willingness to learn; as well as being able to demonstrate the use digital and other tools to carry out tasks effectively, productively, and with attention to quality.

Knowledge and Understanding
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- C9: Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of contemporary organisational disciplines; comprehend the role of business within the contemporary world; and critically evaluate and synthesise primary and secondary research and sources of evidence in order to make, and present, well informed and transparent
organisation-related decisions, which have a positive global impact.
- C10: Identify, define and analyse theoretical and applied business and management problems, and develop approaches, informed by an understanding of appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques, to explore and solve them responsibly.
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Course organiserMr Ben Marder
Course secretaryMiss Megan Hegarty
Tel: (01316) 515011
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