Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ERPM005: Designing and Communicating Research

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills in designing and communicating educational research. Designing research will involve formulating different kinds of research questions and cover various design and  methodologies. Communicating research includes skills and knowledge about literature searching, and communicating research to different audiences through different mediums. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Use and critically appraise a variety of educational research designs, dealing with complex issues, both creatively and systematically
2. Communicate research clearly in different formats and media for specialist and non-specialist audiences
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline
4. Identify the needs of different kinds of audience, the needs of different kinds of publication/media and adopt appropriate styles for these to communicate research;
Personal and Key Skills5. Demonstrate sound personal judgment, even in the absence of complete data, but particularly in respect of ethically sensitive issues;
6. Clearly communicate and present ideas when writing and speaking and to listen effectively and persuade rationally;
7. Use a wide-range of IT effectively including specialist software for retrieval and storage of literature, critical appraisal of internet sources, and appropriate use of IT for communication and dissemination of research