MSc Research Methods with Education

Year of entry: 2022

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Course unit details:
Developing Researcher Reflexivity

Unit code EVDV70011
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by School of Environment, Education and Development
Available as a free choice unit? No

Aims

This unit aims to:

  1. Provide an overview of currently relevant theory in the area of researcher reflexivity and examine its implications in the development of a research proposal, either based on future or existent research project.
  2. Based on the alternatives above:
  1. Provide opportunities for students to reach decisions regarding their research proposal and reflect on such decision-making process (in case the proposal is based on future research)
  2. Provide opportunities for students to reflect on a research project and the decisions taken along the way (in case the proposal is based on a project in which students are already involved).
  1. Provide opportunities for students to develop, enhance, operationalise and articulate their researcher reflexivity to their peers.

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge and understanding. On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:
     
  1. Have developed their understandings of the key concepts comprising the following literature: reflection, narrated lived experiences, researcher reflexivity, research paradigms and researcher positionality;
  2. Have an enhanced awareness of how researcher reflexivity informs the decisions they take whilst they develop a research proposal, either based on future or existent research project;
  3. Have a greater understanding of their own reflective style.

 

Intellectual skills. On completion of this unit successful students will be able to:

  1. Reach decisions about their proposed research project and critically reflect on such decisions or critically reflect on an existing research project they are involved in;
  2. Critically reflect on who they are as researchers and on the factors that influence their decision making process;
  3. Independent study hours Independent study 0

    Teaching staff

    Staff member Role
    Nahielly Beatriz Palacios Gonzalez Unit coordinator

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