Module Details

Module Code: RESA C9007
Full Title: Research Methods and Innovation
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 7.5
Module Owner:: Frank Keenan
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to manage a research and innovation project from the initial concept phase through to successful completion and publication of results
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Critically evaluate the issues involved in carrying out research, including ethical considerations, and be able to use that understanding to make informed research judgements.
MLO2 Critically assess the literature in a systematic and professional manner.
MLO3 Synthesise their knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research with a view to selecting the appropriate method of enquiry for a given situation.
MLO4 Evaluate and present research results in a scholarly way.
MLO5 Assess and evaluate different approaches to innovation
MLO6 Apply a range of innovation techniques to new situations and opportunities
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).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Types of Research - Fundamental and applied research
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Quantitative Vs Qualitative research
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Research design and methodologies
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The role of the literature and literature review
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Handling data and analysing results
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The role of ethics in scientific research
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Facilitating Change and Innovation
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Innovation Cultures
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Generating and selecting ideas
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Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 75
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Research and innovation proposal of c.3,000 words.
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 25
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Presentation of the proposal. Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the key and theoretical and methodological perspectives relevant to their research proposal.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 75
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Research and innovation proposal of c.3,000 words.
Assessment Type Presentation % of Total Mark 25
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 13 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Presentation of the proposal. Students will be required to demonstrate an understanding of the key and theoretical and methodological perspectives relevant to their research proposal.
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 On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact For parts of the innovation section expert guest lecturers will be used Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Online Contact Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact For parts of the innovation section expert guest lecturers will be used Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Online Contact Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • John W Creswell. (2018), Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 5. Sage Publications, [ISBN: 1506386768].
  • Leedy, P. D. and Ormrod, J. E.. (2016), Practical Research Planning and Design, 11. Pearson, [ISBN: 9780133741322].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Terry Jones. (2012), ON Innovation, 1. Essential Ideas, [ISBN: 0615684505].
  • Eric Ries. (2011), The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, 1. Crown Business, [ISBN: 0307887898].
  • Jonathan Lazar. (2017), Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction, 2. Morgan Kaufmann, [ISBN: 9780128053904].
  • Robert K. Yin. (2018), Case Study Research and Applications: Design and Methods, 6. SAGE Publications, Inc, [ISBN: 1506336167].
  • Paul Oliver. (2010), The Student’s Guide to Research Ethics, 2nd ed. Open University Press, [ISBN: 0335237975].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources