This module is concerned with refining and enhancing students’ ability to critically evaluate academic and related literatures for research purposes.
Module will run
Autumn Term 2022-23
This module is concerned with refining and enhancing students’ ability to critically evaluate academic and related literatures for research purposes. This course encourages students to understand: the need to review extant literatures when undertaking research; methods for searching the literature; systematic approaches to data identification and collection; assessing different approaches to the evaluation, summation and assessment of literature; reflective consideration the nature of critique and non-traditional modes of knowledge dissemination.
It will ensure students experience the processes of reviewing and evaluating papers submitted for publication. As such, the module is designed to provide a set of conceptual approaches and practical experiences necessary for search, collating, reading, evaluating, presenting work in any branch of management and related studies. The module also provides understand and experience of what it means to work as part of a research team, as well as furthering the public understanding of social science.
Module learning outcomes
Successful completion of the module will demonstrate that students are able to:
Understand what is meant by a systematic approach to literature reviewing
Construct and perform a search of relevant literature
Evaluate different approaches appraising and presenting literatures according to context and type
Assess the nature of critique in theory, and demonstrably through application
Explore new areas for research based on their own and others literature critique
Apply traditional and innovative forms of dissemination
Work as part of a research team
Why review the literature
Working as an academic research team
Systematic approaches to literature searching
Identifying relevant texts
Managing the data & extracting meaning through critical appraisal
Preparing, using and presenting critical literature reviews for academic and non-academic audiences
Improving public understanding of social science through film