Short Title:Advanced Research Methods
Full Title:Advanced Research Methods
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:REMT H4003
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Keith Murphy
Module Description:This module will provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques relating to the more advanced aspects of research. It will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of theoretical perspectives, research designs, methods, data analysis and resources relevant to Social Care. The module will critically examine the main qualitative and quantitative research methodologies used in social care and equip the learner with the skills to complete an academic research project. The module will also enable the student to engage in independent research and reflective practice. As research is an ongoing and dynamic subject, the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments within social care research. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop a detailed knowledge of a chosen research topic in social care; identify literature relevant to the research topic and produce a literature review for a research project.
LO2 Critically evaluate ethical issues within the students chosen research topic and critically evaluate these issues through ontological and epistemological perspectives.
LO3 Critically analyse a variety of research approaches, design a research project and begin the development of a research project on an identified research topic.
LO4 Describe and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, structures and plans, in order to write up and present the research work.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Research project: Students will produce a questionnaire relating to Social Care. 3,4 30.00 n/a
Assignment Students will submit a literature review chapter on their agreed topic related to Social Care for their Research Project 1,2,3,4 70.00 n/a
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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Bryman, A. 2015, Social Research Methods Oxford:, 5th Edition Ed., University Press Oxford
  • Cottrell, S. 2014, Dissertations and Report Projects, a step-by-step guide., Palgrave Macmillan. London
  • Hart, C. 2018, Doing a literature review: releasing the research imagination., SAGE London
Recommended Book Resources
  • Bell, J. and Waters, S 2014, Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers., OUP Maidenhead
  • Cohen et al. 2017, Research Methods in Education, 8th Edition Ed., Routledge London
  • Crotty, M 1998, The Foundations of Social Research, SAGE [ISBN: 9780761961062]
  • Denscombe, M. 2017, The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects, OUP Maidenhead
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: http://library.it-tallaght.ie/tut.html
  • Website: http://libguides.ucd.ie/appliedsocsci/we bsites/
  • Website: http://studysites.uk.sagepub.com/thomas/ study/default.htm
  • Website: http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/usin g-the-library/students/training-and-skil ls-support/my-learning-essentials/
  • Website: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/1401/ac ademic_skills/108/dissertations
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 7 Mandatory