PROJ H3023 - Project

Short Title:Project
Full Title:Project
Module Code:PROJ H3023
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Description:This module aims to aims to provide students with the resources and opportunity to engage in independent, supervised research into an approved topic. Students will, by the end of the semester, submit a written (and possibly illustrated) mini-thesis which conforms to the conventions of academic writing.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an ability to carry out appropriate research and planning using primary and/or secondary sources
LO2 Demonstrate the ability to adopt critical and analytical approaches to their chosen theme
LO3 Deliver written work conforming to the style required of academic writing
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) %
Research Proposal
Submission of 500 word proposal to include research topic, research questions, work schedule, project methodology and indicative bibliography
Structured supervision will be offered on a weekly basis.
Written Document
The mini-thesis will be in the order of 7500 words and must be submitted on time in soft bound format.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Consultation Meetings 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Secondary and Primary Research 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
  • Bertrand, I., and Hughes P., 2018, Media Research Methods: Audiences, Institutions, Texts, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 978-113755215]
  • Asa Berger, A. 2015, Media and Communication Research: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Sage
  • Martyn Denscombe 2017, The good research guide: For Small-Scale Social Research Projects, McGraw-Hill Education Maidenhead [ISBN: 978-033522686]
  • David Deacon... [et al.] 2007, Researching communicationsA Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis, Bloomsbury Academic [ISBN: 0340926996]
  • Thomas (Tom) R. Lindlof, Bryan C. (Copeland) Taylor, 2010, Qualitative Communication Research Methods, Sage [ISBN: 1412974739]
  • Jensen, K.B. 2002, Handbook of Media and Communications Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies, Routledge
  • Flick, U. 2002, An Introduction to Qualitative Research, Sage
  • May, T. 2002, Qualitative research in Action, Sage
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources