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Generic Research Skills


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Professor Michael Thomas
  • Assesment: a 10-minute presentation on the dissertation background and research question (100%)

    Module description

    This module will provide you with background skills necessary for successful completion of a major research project and more generally for a career in scientific research.

    Indicative module content

    • Introduction to school and college facilities
    • Conducting a literature review
    • Using library resources, electronic databases and web search tools
    • Time management and project planning
    • Writing an effective research proposal
    • Dissertation organisation and writing
    • Presenting a conference poster/talk
    • Submitting a journal article
    • Media skills
    • Exploitation of research
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Small group teaching methods
    • Funding research and career development
    • Ethics of psychological experimentation and using subject panels
    • Using experiment control software