The course takes a practical
approach. Students are guided through the entire research process using a
step-by-step approach by their research supervisors. Special emphasis is laid
on the reviewed literature, methodology, discussion and interpretation of the
findings, referencing styles and dissertation format guidelines.
The general objective is to enable
the students develop their theses or dissertations and to have background on
research. In any research, the researcher should be able to identify the
concepts, constructs and variable of interest which at times defined
theoretically. The difficulty encountered by students in identifying the
difference between these terms should be explained and made the students to
identify and understand them.
Course Learning Outcomes
the end of the course students should be able to:
- Explain the research
- Discuss and
interpret research findings.
- Discuss how to
disseminate their research findings.
- Critique a research
- Develop a
- Identify and justify
appropriate methodology for a dissertation.