Courses Catalogue

Research Seminar

COURSE CODE: PHY7001
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics, M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The course will involve writing good research proposals. It will include examining research relevance to society, contribution to the body of knowledge, procedure in the selection and evaluation of research proposals, and proposed techniques of data collection and analysis. While lecturers may propose some research topics, students will be encouraged to formulate their own research topics in line with the University Guidelines for writing research proposals.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course provides a forum for students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of scientific and applied social research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and problem solve on selected issues. In the research seminar, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the program.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

Provide a platform for comments/criticism so that students come up researchable topics that conform with the University Guidelines.

Provide a foundation and framework for the conceptualization of the research project

 Streamline the focus of the research process, discussions, and overall research work.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

Streamline the research proposals so that they can submit once the comments have been addressed. The students will learn how to make good research proposals.

Co-ordinate and participate in a seminar(s) on current research issues; and successfully implement an in-depth research seminar utilizing field experts and collegial discussions/input