Courses Catalogue

Thesis

COURSE CODE: UCC7000
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 12
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education Management and Administration, M.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

Course Description

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.

Course Objective

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

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Explain the research methodology.
  • Discuss and interpret research findings.
  • Discuss how to disseminate their research findings.
  • Critique a research output.
  • Develop a dissertation.
  • Identify and justify appropriate methodology for a dissertation.