WHO IS THIS SLP AIMED AT?  

The IIE Introduction to Research SLP is aimed at students who would like to enroll into the IIE Honours programmes, but who did not complete a Research Methodology module in their undergraduate degree. As research underpins any Honours qualification, knowledge in this field is essential before embarking on your studies.  

WHAT WILL I STUDY IN THIS SLP? 

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the process of research and to develop their ability to assess the validity of research findings. Students are therefore introduced to the process of identifying a research problem and formulating research questions and the techniques used to collect, analyse, interpret and evaluate data to solve the identified problem. Emphasis is placed on theoretical principles and procedures as well as ethical considerations. Skills are developed through controlled application of techniques as well as in interpretation and critical analysis of research in a relevant field of study.     

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

N/A

PROGRAMME CONTENT   

MODULE OUTCOMES

At the end of this module, students need to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the research process and the techniques of gathering, analysing, interpreting and evaluating data. Students also need to demonstrate the ability to assess the validity of research findings, present a basic literature study and evaluate ethical considerations applicable to conducting research within a given framework.  

HOW IS THIS SLP STRUCTURED AT VARSITY COLLEGE?

The SLP in Introduction to Research is 18 hours in duration which will be presented in semester 2 of year one of the contact Honours Programme. It will be timetabled separately. You will need to successfully complete an examination at the end of the programme to pass this SLP. A timetable will be made available on campus.

CERTIFICATION

The Introduction to Research is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE).

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