The aim of the module is to enable undergraduate students to practice the scientific process and to write it up as a thesis proposal the semester before they actually embark on thesis writing in their final year. It aims to reduce mediocre student theses due to lack of prior knowledge and skill in scientific research experience.

The module is a guided experience in how to develop and understand the components of research and a research proposal.  The course is a sequence of progressive steps of theory to practice on how to conduct research using rigorous scientific processes. Undergraduate students gain the content knowledge, skills and dispositions that are foundational to crafting a research study and the standard components of a written research thesis.

Angela Owusu-Ansah and William Ohene Annoh