(LO1) Students who complete the course successfully will: Develop substantive knowledge of a planning related research topic.
(LO2) 2. Understand the methodological steps involved in the research process of doing a dissertation.
(LO3) 3. Be able to set up and manage a research project
(LO4) 4. Grasp the nature and techniques of applying different research strategies and data collection and analytical methods
(LO5) 5. Be able to synthesize different information sources to form coherent arguments and relate research findings to planning policy and practice.
(LO6) 6. Be able to write a substantial piece of academic work and use bibliographies,referencing, citations and quotations in the appropriate and correct manner.
(LO7) 7. Understand the ethical issues involved in research.
(S1) Problem solving skills
(S2) Organisational skills
(S3) Communication skills
(S4) Ethical awareness