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).

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