AD6004: Research Methodology and Reflective Analysis

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 12.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 24hr(s) Lectures (and self-study using dedicated learning materials)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: Equip students to undertake imperial research and develop skills of reflective analysis.
Module Content: Methodological traditions of research, design a research project, review and critically appraise research literature, reflective analysis, reflective portfolio.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Distinguish and analyse the main methodological traditions of research and the associated research methods
  • Design a research project that is related to coaching practice and define the form and function of each stage
  • Access and interpret primary data and be able to present findings within a clear and efficient framework
  • Engage with research literature and review, critically appraise and reference it effectively
  • Engage in reflective analysis and understand the fundamental principles of this practice
  • Develop reflective skills that engage accurately with experiences
  • Develop writing skills that express accurately emotions, thoughts and behaviours within a reflective portfolio.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,400 word academic assignment).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Attendance at lectures.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Module Coordinator).

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