Short Title:Research Methodology 2
Full Title:Research Methodology 2
Module Code:REMT H3001
Credits: 6
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:? To build on student knowledge from research methodology 1. In particular, to provide students with an overview of all standard qualitative research methods relevant to role of Social Care Practitioner ? To enable students to use qualitative research techniques to answer a research question if appropriate ? To foster an approach to research methodology that is sensitive to marginalised groups.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify qualitative research techniques to answer a research question
LO2 Determine the components to conduct a sound qualitative research study
LO3 Explain the ethical issues when conducting and disseminating qualitative research
LO4 Evaluate the quality of published research.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Introduction to Qualitative Methodology
Recap on concepts covered in Research Methodology 1. Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology. Overview of qualitative methods. Mixed methods and the qualitative/quantitative divide.
Research in the Social Care Practice Field
Finding research in social care. Evaluating research in social care. Conducting research in social care.
Conducting and Disseminating Qualitative Research
Interviews & Focus Groups Observation & Ethnography Documentary Techniques Research Report Writing
Research and Marginalised Communities
Conducting ethical research. Participatory Action Research. Research with vulnerable or at risk groups: e.g. children, people with disabilities.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Write a 1,500 word proposal for a qualitative research project. To include the following: literature review, proposed methodology, ethical considerations. 1,2,3,4 50.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment A series of small exercises (MCQ, reflective reading) to be uploaded on moodle over the course of the semester. 1,2,3,4 50.00 Ongoing
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght 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 No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bryman, Alan 2008, Social Research Methods, Oxford University Press
  • Robson Colin 2004, Real World Research, 2nd Edition Ed., Blackwell Publishing
  • Uwe Flick 2002, An Introduction to Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition Ed.
  • Silverman, D 2000, Doing Qualitative Research- a Practical Handbook, Sage London
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 6 Mandatory