Critical analysis: Developing a research proposal
Critical analysis: Developing a research proposal (20 credits). This module will focus on the analysis and critical appraisal of the 5 key of papers relevant to the question addressed in the semester 1 literature review. With one-to one supervision from a member of staff critical analysis of key papers will identify gaps in the scientific knowledge and a research proposal will be produced to address these. A short summary statement will introduce the subject area and the critical papers generated from the Literature review in semester 1. Appropriate objectives and hypotheses will be proposed, and an achievable programme of work, using appropriate experimental methods developed. Also, because it is increasingly important to justify research to the public and funding bodies, the proposal will include a series of summaries targeted at both the expert and lay audiences.