LWMHRS-Research Seminar Presentation

Module Provider: School of Law
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Charlotte Smith

Email: C.L.Smith@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module aims to develop and enhance key skills in oral presentation and the ability critically and reflectively to discuss the research process and experience and the methodologies adopted.

Assessable learning outcomes:
After completing the module, students will:

  • Be able to plan and deliver a cogent presentation discussing the research process and experience;
  • Be able to demonstrate good oral presentation skills and the appropriate use of visual aids;
  • Demonstrate an ability to discuss and reflect critically upon the research process and methodological issues;
  • Demonstrate depth of knowledge and critical reasoning in their area of research;
  • Be able to respond accurately to questions arising from their presentation.

Additional outcomes:
This module will also encourage the development of independent learning, as well as knowledge transfer and dissemination skills and personal responsibility.

Outline content:
Students will produce a research poster reflecting aspects of the process and experience of researching their dissertation and their key findings. They will also give a 20 minute assessed presentation discussing how they researched their dissertation, the methods and methodology used, any difficulties encountered and reflecting on the research experience.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Teaching and learning is primarily in the form of regular supervision, supplemented by classes according to student interest and staff availability.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Project Supervision 2 2
Guided independent study 96
Total hours by term 2.00 98.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Project output other than dissertation 40
Oral assessment and presentation 60

Other information on summative assessment:

  • 40% research poster reflecting aspects of the process and experience of researching the dissertation and key findings.
  • 60% 20 minute presentation on the process and experience of researching the dissertation.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
50% overall

Reassessment arrangements:
As for the original assessment, but a mark in a passed element can be carried forward.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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