Short Title:Research Methodology 2
Full Title:Research Methodology 2
Module Code:REMT H3001
Credits: 6
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Author:Elizabeth Mathews
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 research study.
LO3 Explain the ethical issues when conducting and disseminating research.
LO4 Evaluate the quality of published research.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Write a 1,500 word proposal for a research project (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods). To include the following: aims and objectives; literature review; proposed methodology; ethical considerations. 1,2,3,4 50.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment Students will be required to complete a number of tasks both in lab work during class and during independent study, culminating in the production of annotated bibliography on a topic of their choosing (the topic will be used for their research proposal). 4 50.00 Ongoing
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 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