Short Title:Research Project
Full Title:Research Project
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:RESP H4001
 
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Keith Murphy
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop students' research and analytical skills pertaining to social care and to develop skills to complete research related to social care. This module will further enhance the student’s knowledge of the main research methodologies commonly utilised within the social care environment. It will help students to plan a research project of their choice and to become reflective and independent researchers and to present their findings in the form of a research project. 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 Conduct qualitative and quantitative research to answer a research question and conduct a sound qualitative and quantitative research study relating to social care.
LO2 Critically evaluate the quality of published research and its value to your research.
LO3 Conduct research, apply appropriate research methodologies and have a comprehensive knowledge of the literature pertaining to their research topic.
LO4 Demonstrate effective planning and time-management skills.
LO5 Present their findings using advanced academic writing and citation techniques in a written research project.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will be required to submit a written research project 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 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
Directed Learning Research Project 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning Discussion with and guidance from research supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Research analysis and writing 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Directed Learning Research Project 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning Discussion with and guidance from research supervisor 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Learning Time Research analysis and writing 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Bryman, A. 2015, Social Research Methods, 5th Edition Ed., Oxford University Press Oxford
  • Cottrell, S. 2014, Dissertations and Report Projects, a step-by-step guide., Palgrave Macmillan. London.
  • Walliman, N 2013, Your Undergraduate Dissertation, Sage London
Recommended Book Resources
  • Denscombe, M. 2017, The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects, OUP Maidenhead
  • Fabb, N and Durant, A 2005, How to Write Essays and Dissertations,, Longman
  • Greetham, Bryan 2014, How to Write your Undergraduate Dissertation, Palgrave Macmillan London
  • Wisker, G. 2009, The Undergraduate Research Handbook, Palgrave Macmillan London
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
  • Website: How to write a thesis
  • Website: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/tutorials/th efinalchapter/
  • Website: http://library.it-tallaght.ie/tut.html
  • Website: http://www.dit.ie/media/awc/documents/Di ssertation%20HandbookHospitalitySchool.p df How to write your Dissertation
  • Website: Writing a Dissertationhttps://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resourc es/writing/writing-resources/writing-dis sertation
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 8 Mandatory