TOUR08016 2016 Research Project 1
The aim of this module is to support each student to complete a research proposal, and literature review on a selected topic. This research project is seen as an opportunity to consolidate the studies and learning achieved to date on the overall programme. Some minor preparation for this subject will be undertaken during the module on Business Tourism Research Methods. The topic selected, should be refined and written up as research proposal after approval from the research team/supervisor the proposal will be written into the introduction chapter. The literature review will then be fully investigated and completed within this module.
The module consists of ongoing individual and group tutorial support. Each student will also be supported to develop a proposal/introduction chapter for her/his work and be expected to write up a completed literature review on the completion of this module. Each individual student will complete the piece of work and must attend and present at peer reviewed workshops if necessary.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Write a research proposal related to their chosen research topic and refine this into the introduction chapter of the research project
Write a literture review evaluating the selected research topic
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Students will be required to demonstrate their research knowledge and competency through assessments of academic research and demonstrate the ability to evaluate research knowledge and competency through assessments of academic research and write-up (i.e. research proposal and associated literature review)
This module is largely selfdirected learning which is supervised by a research supervisor who will meet the student on a regular basis . As this module is at level 8 the allocated time per student is 40 min per week from the supervisor. The student is graded for student tutor mark which factors in the follwing components personal initiatives: Keeping appointment dates, Meeting agreed deadlines, Initiative, Student planning approach, Creativity.
Module Assessment Strategies
Students will be required to develop a proposal and this should be refined and written up as an annotated bibliography and research proposal withinin the introduction chapter
Students will be required to write a detailed literature review on the chosen topic.
Management of research
Demonstrate good project management, time keeping and regular meetings with research team and peers.
Demonstrate individual knowledge and/or practical skills to design and manage a successful research proposal which will be integrated into the introduction chapter. Analyse critically the existing literature associated with the research topic in the literature review.Manage the research process and work with a research project supervisor to complete research project</p></p>
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Written Report proposal this will be later refined within the Introduction chapter||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||20 %||Week 3||1|
|2||Written Report Literature review||Project||Written Report||65 %||Week 11||3|
|3||Performance Evaluation student totor work||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||Week 12||1,2,3|
|4||Style layout||Project||Written Report||5 %||Week 11|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Tutorial||Flat Classroom||Research supervision Tutorials 40 min per student||2||Weekly||2.00|
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