ACE

AP6809: Research Methodologies

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 12, 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: 24hr(s) Lectures
Module Co-ordinator:
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To equip the student to be able to engage in research and critically evaluate approaches and methods.
Module Content: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed research. Theory, research and practice, data gathering, reflexive practice in research.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Distinguish between different research methods.
  • Evaluate different data gathering methods.
  • Critically evaluate academic writing.
  • Systematically apply reflexivity to the research process.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and critical understanding of the key terms and methodologies in research practice.
  • Apply a range of research skills to creatively design and carry out research work in mindfulness.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3,000 word research proposal).
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%.
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).

University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF

Top