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Module title Research Project
Module code AUDI6001
Module lead

Steven Bell

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External Examiner: Dr Kai Uus
Faculty Engineering & the Environment
Academic unit FEE Ed - Audiology
Academic session first offered 201415
Credit Points ECTS 22.5
Level Undergraduate
When will the module be taught Full Academic Year
Pre-requisite and/or co-requisite modules
Programmes in which the module is core
Programmes in which the module is compulsory
Programmes in which the module is optional
Date of last edit 16th Dec 2015 - 11:19am

Module overview

This module provides the opportunity to gain deeper learning of research and your specialist field.

Aims and learning outcomes


Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:

  • To develop your critical faculties for evaluating research
  • To develop your ability to define a research question, plan and execute an investigation to answer that question
  • To develop your understanding of the structure and elements of a research project in preparation for undertaking relevant research at work

Disciplinary Specific

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:

  • Motivate an appropriate research project through critical evaluation of existing literature and theory, and the identification and justification of a novel research question
  • To design, justify and execute a plan of scientific investigation (usually involving the collection of observations), involving the critical evaluation of alternative research strategies and within constrains of resources available
  • Critically evaluate the results of your investigation, in comparison with existing literature and theory, to draw appropriate conclusions
  • Demonstrate mastery of written scientific communication, including effective graphical presentation of data, observation of scientific conventions, the use of concise and clear language and the presentation of logical, coherent arguments

Graduate Attributes

Graduate Attributes are the personal qualities, skills and understandings that University of Southampton students have the opportunity to develop. They include but extend beyond subject-specific knowledge of an academic discipline and its technical proficiencies. The Graduate Attributes are achieved through the successful attainment of the learning outcomes of the programmes, and successful engagement with the University’s co-curriculum e.g. the Graduate Passport.

A checklist for embedding the graduate attributes is available at:

Summary of syllabus content

Summary of teaching and learning methods

Learning activities are based on motivating, designing, carrying out, analysing, interpreting and presenting a research study.

Teaching methods are based around (1) introductory sessions with, and general oversight from, the module co-ordinator; (2) meetings with, and ongoing feedback of ideas and work from, your research supervisor who will guide you through the process. Your supervisor might also assist you to prepare a manuscript based on your research for submission to an academic journal.

Study time allocation

Contact hours: 30

Private Study hours:420

Total study time: 450

Summary of assessment and Feedback methods

Assessment Method Number % contribution to final mark Final assessment (✔)
Thesis assessed by two independent examiners (and a third if required to resolve dispute) 100%

Other Assessment Notes

Referrral Method: Resubmission of thesis, as per Faculty guidelines. 1 x 100%

Referral Method

See notes below

Follows general rules for research project dissertations

Method of Repeat Year

Learning Resources

Resource type: Core textbook

Mitchell & Jolley (2012, 2007 or 2011), Research Design Explained, Thomson Wadsworth

Resource type: Core textbook

Field (2013),Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS (4th Ed), Sage

Cost Implications


Appendix: KIS hours

Contact hours for Teaching:Hours
Seminars (including sessions with outside speakers)0
Practical Classes and Workshops (including Boat work)0
Project supervision0
Demonstration Sessions0
Supervised time in studios/workshops/laboratories0
External Visits0
Summer Workshops0
Work Based Learning0
Independent studyHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions0
Follow-up work0
Wider reading or practice10
Completion of assessment task140
Placement Hours0
Year Placement0
6 Month Placement0