Short Title:Tech Inno & Research Methods
Full Title:Tech Inno & Research Methods
Module Code:TIRM H6001
 
Credits: 7.5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:RICHARD GAHAN
Module Description:To formally induct students into research theory and the methodologies and techniques they may require in order to carryout independent research. Also, to expose students to a range of ad hoc and structured approaches to problem solving and expose students to innovative approaches to help create a competitive edge.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify relevant and feasible areas of research for the purpose of investigation
LO2 Select, develop and apply appropriate literature search strategies using relevant literature resources and ICT for purposes of literature review in order to identify the current state of knowledge and key issues in a research topic and Present a critical and logical interpretation of the issues in the form of a written review of the literature relating to a chosen topic
LO3 Employ appropriate data analysis techniques for specific sets of data
LO4 Select a topic from the course and/or one’s own experience which will provide suitable scope for research in a project dissertation and Prepare a detailed realistic research proposal supported by a preliminary review of the relevant literature
LO5 Brainstorm and organise questions related to complex problems and apply a range of problem-solving techniques to “fuzzily” defined problems and generate potential solutions
LO6 Develop and justify strategies to employ appropriate problem-solving techniques to solve problems
LO7 Discuss the role of innovation within an organisation and demonstrate an appreciation of different models of innovation
LO8 Explain how individuals and teams act as innovators and demonstrate a range of team-building skills
LO9 Work successfully independently and as part of a team
LO10 Demonstrate an ability to employ ethics in the area of problem solving and innovation and demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues that may impinge on research in general including data collection and utilisation
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Quantitative Data Analysis 3 15.00 Week 4
Assignment Qualitative Data Analysis 2,3 15.00 Week 6
Assignment Project Proposal, Abstract & Thesis Structure 1,4,5,9,10 30.00 Week 8
Assignment Problem solving case study 5,6 20.00 Week 11
Assignment Innovation case study 7,8 20.00 Week 8
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Interactive lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab/Discussion 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Working on Assignments 9.00 Every Week 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Interactive lecture 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab/Discussion 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Working on Assignments 9.00 Every Week 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Tom Kelley, with Jonathan Littman 2001, The art of innovation, Currency/Doubleday New York [ISBN: 978-0385499842]
  • Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod 2005, Practical research, Merrill Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0131247208]
  • by Genrich Altshuller; with new material by Lev Shulyak; drawings by Uri Fedoseev; translated and edited by Lev Shulyak and Steven Rodman 1997, 40 principles, Technical Innovation Center Worcester, MA [ISBN: 0964074036]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EEESD_M Masters of Engineering in Electronic Engineering in Electronic System Design 2 Mandatory