Full Title:Research & Writing Skills
Module Code:RESA H2003
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Develop a coherent and appropriate hypothesis and research proposal.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the value and application of various research methods.
  3. Assess and evaluate relevant literature.
  4. Collect and analyse data.
  5. Present research results in an appropriately structured, well-written and coherent report
  6. Discuss the concept of ethical research.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research Methods
- Primary & secondary research - Qualitative versus quantitative research - Developing a hypothesis - Originality - Writing the proposal - Feasibility check - Literature search and review - Interview design & etiquette - Questionnaire design & administration - Ethics, bias - Analysing and selecting data - Presenting findings
Report Writing
Plagiarism - Structure - Selecting and editing data - Presentation - Language - Academic style - Bibliographies, sourcing, referencing
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment As part of continuous assessment, students will be required to conduct a research project. This will reflect their understanding of basic research methods, and show that they have mastered appropriate business writing skills. 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dawson, Catherine 2009, Introduction to research methods: a practical guide, 4th Ed., Oxford University Press
  • Rugg, Gordon 2007, A gentle guide to research methods, Open University Press
  • Creswell, John 2013, Qualitative inquiry and research design: choosing among five appraoches, 3rd Ed., Sage Publ
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Saunders, Mark 2007, Research methods for business students, 4th Ed., Pearson Educational
  • Neergaard, Helle & John Parm Ulhoi (eds) 2007, Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepeneurship, Edward Elgar Publ.
  • Blumberg, Boris 2011, Business Research Methods, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill
  • Quinlan, Christina 2011, Business Research Methods, Cengage Learning
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBAAF_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 4 Mandatory
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 2 Mandatory