Module Details

Module Code: RESA B8Z02
Full Title Research Paper
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 2 Semesters
Credits: 10
Module Owner: Brianain Erraught
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and competencies to present a coherent piece of original research. The research paper will examine the student’s ability to identify an original research topic, to structure a research investigation, to undertake both primary and secondary research, and to produce a competent, coherent paper.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Investigate and choose a specific research topic related to the programme of study
MLO2 Complete a literature review on your chosen topic
MLO3 Prepare a research proposal and plan for your research paper including ethical consderations
MLO4 Conduct primary and secondary research and critique and analyse the data
MLO5 Compile a comprehensive research paper.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Research Proposal
Structure of proposal, research topics, selecting a topic, aims and rationale,
Literature Review
Sourcing literature,Use books, research articles and other resources,referencing, analysing and reviewing literature
Methodology
Research aims, research questions and the methodology, data gathering tools, data analysis, ethical issues, limitations of research. Qualitative and Quantitative research
Interpretation and Presentation
Critical evaluation, reliabilty, validity, Structure, chapters, paragraphs etc
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 0
Timing Sem 1 End Learning Outcome  
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Research Proposal. Students will submit a research proposal to include and Literature Review and Critique
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 85
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 0
Timing Sem 2 End Learning Outcome  
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Research Paper. Students will submit a completed research paper including Abstract 3% Introduction 5% Literature Review and Critique 15% , Research Methodology 15%, Presentation & Analysis 30% Conclusion & Recommendations 10% Presentation of Document 7%
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact To cover theoretical aspects of primary and secondary research Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact Individual meetings with supervisor to work on reserach topic Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact To work on own research topic Every Week 6.00 6
Directed Reading Non Contact Backround reading to complete literature review on chosen topic Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Learner Workload 15.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Lecture To cover theoretical aspects of primary and secondary research Every Week 2.00 2
Lecture Contact Individual meetings with supervisor to work on reserach topic Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact To work on own research topic Every Week 6.00 6
Independent Study Non Contact Backround reading to complete literature review on chosen topic Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Learner Workload 15.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Creswell, J.W.. (2002), Research Design:Qualitative and Quantitative and MIxed approaches, 2nd. Sage Publications Inc, London and New Delhi.
  • Denscomber, M. (2003), The Good Research Guide for Small Scale Social Research Projects, 2nd. Open University Press, Maidenhead.
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