HCSCRS05: Developing a Research Methodology


  • To develop understanding of more specialist research methodologies appropriate for individual research projects.
  • To develop skills of data analysis.
  • To equip students with skills to write research proposals, apply for funding and ethical approval.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this module students are expected to be able to:

  • Critically appraise the advantages and limitations of 3 research methodologies
  • Analyse data to be collected for their research project
  • Write a full research proposal
  • Complete an application for ethical approval
  • Complete an application for research funding


Formative assessments: Submission of application for ethical approval; Completion of application for notional research funding.

Summative assessment: Written assignment of 5000 words: a critical analysis of a methodology within the field of study of the student's research project.

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