Module/Course Description

Course Title: Research Project

Course Code: UU-MPA-7080-ZM

Programme: Master of Public Administration - ZM

Credits: 40.00

Course Description:

Students, having thus far gained the appropriate skills, should initiate, and develop, sustain and report a major research project in a selected topic related to Public Administration, in the form of a written dissertation. The module is a chance to show the development of their critical understanding of a range of research paradigms, strategies and methods used for data collection, analysis, reporting and evaluating within research. In addition, they get to demonstrate their skills in problem analysis, objective initiation and data judgement. Students should build on the theoretical, interpersonal and practical skills required to complete the dissertation from initiation to completion.

Identify, collate, interpret and contextualize current literature in a specialized field within Public Administration
A critical awareness of Quantitative and/or Qualitative research paradigms and methods
Critically analyzekeyissuesrelatedtothetopicbeingstudied
Initiate, sustain andcomplete a pre-planned study through their own efforts andinsights;
Identifyandcontextualizethefindingsoftheir workbothintermsofits placeinthefieldaswellasits academic rigor;
Work independently andethically,whilst takingaccountof the best adviceofanadvisor,or other Professional Ethical Codes/ Frameworks which are appropriate

Prerequisites: UU-MPA-7000-ZM, UU-MPA-7010-ZM, UU-MPA-7020-ZM, UU-MPA-7030-ZM, UU-MPA-7040-ZM, UU-MPA-7050-ZM, UU-MPA-7060-ZM, UU-MPA-7070-ZM, UU-Msc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-203-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: -

Typical Module duration: 7.0 Week(s)

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