RESA H8016 - Study, Research & Writing Skills

Full Title:Study, Research & Writing Skills
Module Code:RESA H8016
 
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:On completion of this module the student will be able to 1. Describe the theory of effective communication 2. Explain the different formats of written communication in social care work 3. Articulate the operation of research process 4. Understand the concept of academic integrity 5. Make sense of the Harvard referencing system
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Understand study skills, reading techniques and time management
  2. Describe Key elements of communication process
  3. Define Research Methods
  4. Differentiative between qualitative and quantitative reserach methods
  5. Make sense of academic writing skills and understanding the importance of referencing
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Study Skills
n/a
Time planning
n/a
Note taking
n/a
Editing
n/a
Revising
n/a
Reading techniques
n/a
Introduction to Communication
n/a
Key elements of communication process (sender, receiver, etc.)
n/a
Sample Model of Communication process
n/a
Interpersonal communication (Transactional Analysis, barriers to communication)
n/a
Research Methods
n/a
Primary & secondary research
n/a
Qualitative vs. quantitative research
n/a
Developing a hypothesis
n/a
Writing the proposal
n/a
Feasibility check
n/a
Literature search
n/a
Interview design & etiquette
n/a
Questionnaire design & administration
n/a
Analysing and selecting data
n/a
Presenting your findings
n/a
Reports
n/a
Basic structure
n/a
Language & style
n/a
Selecting and editing data
n/a
Presentation
n/a
Writing Skills
n/a
Business Letters/Memos
n/a
Layout (fully-blocked, semi-blocked, etc.)
n/a
Structure
n/a
Different types of letter (complaint, sales, etc.)
n/a
Language & style
n/a
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Joint assessment with Issues in social care module None 50.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination None 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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
Independent Study n/a 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cottrell, Stella. 2008, The study skills handbook, 3rd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan New York [ISBN: 0230573053]
  • Cottrell, Stella. 2010, Skills for success : the personal development planning handbook, 2nd ed. Ed., Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke : [ISBN: 0230250181]
  • Dundalk : Dundalk Institute of Technology 2009, Credit where credit is due : a guide to referencing in DkIT using the Harvard referencing system, Dundalk Institute of Technology Dundalk Institute of Technology
Supplementary Book Resources
  • McClave, Communication for Business, Gill & Macmillan, 2004
  • Stanton, Nicky, Mastering Communication (4th Edition), Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
  • Nelson Bolles, Richard, What Color is Your Parachute, Ten Speed Press, 2002
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_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 1 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 1 Mandatory
DK_HCSSC_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Social Care 1 Mandatory