In this module you will develop the necessary skills to plan, develop, implement, and critique a research project with relevance to the occupational therapy profession’s knowledge and evidence base. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to plan for dissemination of your research to a wider audience via a manuscript for publication.
By the end of the module you will be expected to be able to:
Knowledge & Understanding
Intellectual/Professional skills & abilities
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA)
In this module you will implement your own research project (supported by a project supervisor) based on the understanding of research and the research skills you have developed in the Research in Health and Social Care module in year 1. With support from your academic supervisor you will undertake your own research project; this may involve primary data collection, analysis of existing data, or a synthesis and appraisal of the literature on a specific topic.
You can choose from two options in this module:
More specifically, depending on your choice of methodology you will develop:
The summative assessment will consist of two parts:
Important: The guidelines for your chosen journal may specify an alternative word count. However, you are required to stick to the 4,000 (+10%) word limit specified in the handbook to ensure consistency across all student submissions.
Part A Guidance – Manuscript
This section should be written according to the journal guidelines for authors for your chosen journal. Journals have slightly different requirements for structuring the layout and content and you are asked to adhere to these (please note above information on word limit). It is likely that this will include: Title Page, Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results/Findings, Discussion, Conclusion. However, these will vary.
Attach a copy of the journal guidelines for authors as an appendix to your work.
The word limits for individual assignments are clearly stated and are important in maintaining parity between students. It is important to keep to the prescribed word limits for each part (excluding appendices, reference lists, graphs and tables). A penalty will be applied for work that exceeds the upper word limit by 10% or over. The penalty for exceeding the stated word limit is a reduction by 10% of the total marks available for the assessment (i.e.100%). For clarity: a piece of work which would have scored 65% but that has a word count greater than 10% of the prescribed word limit will be allocated 55%; a piece of work which would have scored 45% but that has a word count greater than 10% of the prescribed word limit will be allocated 35%.
A penalty will not be incurred solely on the grounds of using fewer words than the lower limit. Such work will be marked according to the extent to which the work meets the assessment learning outcomes.
For Part A of this assignment the word count will not include:
For Part B of this assignment the word count will not include: