Short Title:Introduction to Research in ECCE
Full Title:Introduction to Research in ECCE
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:RESH H3001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Child Care and youth services
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Keith Murphy
Module Description:This module aims to provide the learner with an introduction and overview of qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant to the role of an Early Childhood Care and Education Worker. Learners will be introduced to key components of research, different approaches to conducting research and the relationship between research, theory and practice. This module will also foster an approach to research methodology and ethics that is sensitive to marginalised groups.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically understand the role, importance and relevance of research in the Early Childhood Care and Education field
LO2 Identify the various stages of the research process and understand qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
LO3 Understand how to design and conduct quantitative and qualitative research, from the planning stage to the production of a final written research report in preparation for a full research project.
LO4 Develop awareness of ethical issues when conducting research with marginalised groups.
LO5 Identify and use appropriate applications to input, analyse and report quantitative and qualitative data.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Students will propose a research question and deliver an effective presentation on their agreed topic related to Early Childhood Care and Education. 1,2,4 30.00 n/a
Project Students will produce a written research proposal on an agreed topic relating to Early Childhood Care and Education 1,2,3,4,5 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
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
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
Independent Learning Time No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Bryman, A 2015, Social Research Methods, 5th Ed., Oxford University Press Oxford
  • Denscombe, M 2017, The Good Research Guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects, OUP Maidenhead
  • Mukherji,P & Albon, D 2018, Research Methods in Early Childhood, SAGE London
  • Roberts-Holmes, G 2018, Doing Your Early Years Research Project, SAGE London
  • Salkind, N 2016, Statistics for People Who (think they) Hate Statistics, 4th Ed., Sage Publications London
Recommended Book Resources
  • Bell, J. and Waters, S 2014, Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers, OUP Maidenhead
  • Greene, S & Hogan, D 2005, Researching Children's Experience, SAGE London
  • Thomas, G 2017, How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences, Sage London
Required Article/Paper Resources
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 6 Mandatory