Module Details

Module Code: RESA H8019
Full Title: Research Project 1
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 10
Module Owner:: Katherina Nugent
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to equip students with the knowledge and conceptual tools to prepare a well-thought out and practicable research proposal
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Identify an appropriate area within the broad area of Youth Work to research
MLO2 Prepare a coherent and realistic research question
MLO3 Evaluate and select an appropriate research approach
MLO4 Evaluate and select appropriate research methods
MLO5 Distinguish the appropriate ethical standards for a chosen research topic
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
What is research
Identifying a research question in Youth Work
Assessing research approaches
Evaluating and Identifying appropriate research methods
Identifying and applying research ethics
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 100
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End of Year Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students are required to produce a Research Proposal aimed at answering a Research Question of their own choosing, selecting and applying appropriate research approaches and methods, to appropriate ethical standards
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

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 No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact Group seminars liasing with other students on the development of thier research topics Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 9.00 9
Total Weekly Learner Workload 16.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time On Campus workload.
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Denscombe, M. (2012), Research Proposals: A Practical Guide, Oxford University Press, Oxford, p.192, [ISBN: 978-0335244065].
  • Davies, M., & Hughes, N.. (2014), Doing a successful research project, 2nd. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, [ISBN: 978113730642].
  • Kumar, R.. (2014), Research methodology, 4th. Sage, London, [ISBN: 9781446269996].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Punch, K. (2006), Developing Effective Research Proposals, 2. SAGE, London, p.176, [ISBN: 978-1412921268].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources