|Module Name||Research and Innovation|
|ECTS Weighting ||5 ECTS|
|Semester Taught||Semester 1|
|Module Coordinator/s||Prof Gaye Stephens and Prof Dave Lewis|
Module Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- Locate, obtain and critique relevant knowledge and evidence to support innovation and research;
- Ideate innovation and research questions;
- Analyse levels of technology innovation and create emerging business models;
- Shape research questions and methods for answering them;
- Describe ethical concerns and approaches for research and technology innovations;
- Present research and innovation for a critical audience.
Specific topics addressed in this module include:
- Types of businesses and differing business and/or social drivers (case studies);
- The Lean Startup model;
- Applying Business Model canvas for strategic assessment of business ideas;
- Customer development and validation;
- The Business Plan: objectives; contents; analysis of sample plans;
- Market Analysis: why and how;
- Intellectual Property: how to protect your idea;
- Legal, ethical and social impacts of innovation activities;
- The school’s research ethics application process;
- Library and reference management skills;
- Expressing rigorous research proposal;
- Understand the process of creating a dissertation.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Lectures, feedback clinics, student presentations.
|Assessment Component||Brief Description||Learning Outcomes Addressed||% of Total||Week Set||Week Due|
|Continuous Assessment||1. Substantial group project spanning the module;|
2. Individual Project to create a research Plan Canvas.
|LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6||100%||Starting in Week 2||Various Deadlines|
Contact Hours and Indicative Student Workload
|Contact Hours (scheduled hours per student over full module), broken down by:||22 hours|
|Feedback Clinics and Presentations||10 hours|
|Independent Study (outside scheduled contact hours), broken down by:||96 hours|
|Preparation for classes and review of material (including preparation for examination, if applicable)||36 hours|
|Completion of assessments (including examination, if applicable)||60 hours|
|Total Hours||118 hours|
Recommended Reading List
- The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank, 5th Edition, 2013.
- Business Model Generation, Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, 2010.
- The Lean Startup, Eric Ries, 2011.
- Research Design, John W. Cresswell, 2014.
- Research Methods, Information, Systems, and Contexts, Kirsty Williamson, Graeme Johanson, 2018.
- The Elements of Style, William Strunk Jr., 2000.
- The Craft of Research, Wayne C Booth, G. Colomb, J. Williams.
Prerequisite modules: N/A
Other/alternative non-module prerequisites: N/A