AP5810: Evaluation of Relationships with different Social Contexts, Observational and Research Skills

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.
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: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Tutorials
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Mr. Colman Noctor.
Module Objective: Familiarilty with approaches to assessment in personal and interpersonal development and with research methods and issues in the Human Sciences; effective use of library and internet resources in research.
Module Content: Assessment interviews and tools; Observation - objectivity and intersubjectivity, Methodology in the Human Sciences; Staying up to date with current thinking, accessing information.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Conduct an assessment interview and present and justify their findings.
  • Describe the main differences between the positive sciences and the human sciences.
  • Describe at least two methods of research in the human sciences.
  • Use the library to conduct a literature search on an area of interest to the student.
  • Present a short summary of an article from a current academic journal to the class.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word project report).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
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% 80% attendance which is monitored by a class register.
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 the Module Coordinator).

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