CR6802: Research Methods
|No. of Students:||Min 8, Max 50.|
|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:||75hr(s) Other (self-directed learning with online programme materials); 12hr(s) Directed Study (online moderated activities - personal online tutoring and online group discussions); 30hr(s) Other (reading and reflective practice)|
|Module Co-ordinator:||Dr Orla Lynch, Department of Sociology.|
|Lecturer(s):||Dr Orla Lynch, Department of Sociology.|
To prepare students to write a research report and utilize a range of qualitative research methods in data collection and analysis.
To ensure students have an awareness of ethical issues in research.
To familiarise students with the various philosophical approaches to conducting research.
1. How to think critically.
2. What is evidence?
3. What is analysis?
4. How to evaluate research.
5. Academic writing skills.
6. Social approaches to research.
7. Real world research.
9. Data analysis.
10. Ethical issues in social research.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word Research 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, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% 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.|