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ARCH8031 - Research Project Development

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Title: Research Project Development
Long Title: Research Project Development
Module Code:ARCH8031
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2024
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: GARRETT O SULLIVAN
Module Description: Concentrating on the research interactive stage, this module requires the learner to complete a research project in the discipline specific area using disciplinary procedures and documentation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate research data using analytical methods.
LO2 Complete the research project using appropriate skills of professional practice.
LO3 Produce discipline specific research documentation with representation and formatting to support the research area including testing of hypothesis and production of artifacts if appropriate.
LO4 Formulate recommendations and conclusions based on research undertaken.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Research Methods
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Not applicable
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research Development
Development of research using appropriate skills of professional practice. Critical application of research design theory. Critical application of research techniques. Critical application of secondary and primary source materials. Critical application of sampling methodology. Critical application of data evaluation techniques.
Research Documentation
Discipline specific research documentation and formatting as appropriate to support the research topic. Formatting conventions. Title page. Abstract. Acknowledgements. Contents table. List of figures. List of tables. List of plates. Main body. Conclusions and recommendations. Appendices. Bibliography
Research Representation
Discipline specific presentation to support research content and focus. Formatting conventions. Appropriate text. Visuals. Graphical communication. Artifacts. Referencing - Harvard, EndNote, Mendeley. Citation. Appendices. Bibliography. Book Binding.
Conclusion and Recommendations
Reflection on the research activity, methodology, findings and dissemination. Recommendations to Industry. Recommendations for further research.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Deliver a presentation detailing research topic background and justification, research methodology and emerging findings, conclusions and recommendations. Written copy of presentation to be submitted. 1,2,3,4 20.0 Week 6
Project Submit 'Final Research Project' organised, as appropriate, into chapters to include title page, abstract, acknowledgements, contents page, list of figures, table, plates, introduction (including background and justification), main body of text with diagrams, images, illustrations as appropriate, references, bibliography, interview transcripts etc and appendices. 1,2,3,4 80.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute 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 Research Theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Research project supervision 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self study 12.5 Every Week 12.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Research Theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Research project supervision 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Study 12.5 Every Week 12.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • S. G. Naoum 2012, Dissertation research and writing for construction students, Routledge [ISBN: 13:978-0-4115]
  • William Strunk & E.B. White 1999, The Elements of Style, 4th Ed., Longman [ISBN: 020530902X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 8 Mandatory
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 8 Mandatory

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