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Module Title LM Dissertation (SIM)
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 28044
Module Lead Dr Toby Kendall
Level Masters Level
Credits 60
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours
Exclusions
Description The Dissertation is an in-depth individual research study of a particular issue within the field of economics. It will outline understanding of current theory and literature, describe in detail methodology of data gathering, outline the evidence gathered, analysis and interpretation; and finally explore conclusions, and if relevant to the study, recommendations.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Design, plan and execute an independent research project.
  • Critically assess and make comparisons between theoretical frameworks and substantive knowledge acquired in the programme to a research topic.
  • Undertake a systematic analysis of quantitative and/or qualitative information and present the results in a clear and consistent manner
  • Analyse and evaluate primary and/or secondary data and assess its implications for theory and practice.
Assessment
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 12,000 word dissertation (100%)
Other None
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