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NAUT8023 - Research Dissert. Supply Chain

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Title:Research Dissert. Supply Chain
Long Title:Research Dissertation in Supply Chain
Module Code:NAUT8023
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Business & Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Sinead Reen
Module Author: JANE O KEEFFE
Module Description: This module provides the learner with an opportunity to carry out a thorough and independent examination and analysis of current issues in Supply Chain Management, through focused research.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Review the available academic and scientific literature on your chosen research topic
LO2 Apply relevant and appropriate research theory to the field of Supply Chain Management
LO3 Assimilate information in a scientific and ethical manner, that is logically structured and accurately referenced
LO4 Describe best practices, key concepts and operational procedures across a range of areas within Supply Chain Management
LO5 Present the research as a written dissertation showing depth of understanding of the project area, and excellent knowledge of the relevant literature
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).

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.
No incompatible modules listed
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
The Research Dissertation
The dissertation will focus on analysis, critical thinking, judgement, application of theoretical concepts and investigation in accordance with accepted research criteria and ethical standards. Students are expected to identify the Research Topic, Research Problem, and Research Question
Literature review
The student will agree with their supervisor, a topic in the field of Supply Chain Management, and will be required to conduct and compile a review of current academic and scientific literature, industry related publications, and standard operational procedures, relevant to their chosen dissertation topic
Scope of Dissertation
The range of potential research topics is broad, and the dissertation may address an agreed aspect relevant to Supply Chain Management. The dissertation may be theoretical in nature, and/or may reflect ‘live’ work place operational practices. Students need to report regularly on their progress towards the dissertation objectives. They need to be aware that objectives may change as work progresses, and they are expected to address changing needs
Dissertation Structure
The completed dissertation should include: title page; confirmatory statement; abstract; table of contents; introduction; literature review; research methodology; research findings; analysis and discussion; conclusions and recommendations; references; and appendices
Layout of Dissertation
Layout: At least two bound copies of the research dissertation should be submitted. The text must be printed, in 1.5 spacing, on one side only of each A4 sheet. Recommended font is 12 point. Indented quotations, footnotes, endnotes, tables and references may be single spaced. All pages must be numbered. Margins should be appropriate to binding and presentation. Harvard referencing should be used throughout
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Bound research dissertation. 10,000 words approximately. 1,2,3,4,5 80.0 Sem End
Presentation Students will be required to present a 15 minute summary/discussion of their research to a panel of examiners after the dissertation has been submitted 2,3,4,5 20.0 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision sessions with ongoing feedback 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research. Familiarisation with research topic, research problem and research question. Compilation of the Literature Review, adaptation of a methodological position, data collection, research findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations. 13.5 Every Week 13.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision sessions with on-going feedback 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent research. Familiarisation with research topic, research problem and research question. Compilation of the Literature Review, adaptation of a methodological position, data collection, research findings, discussion, conclusions and recommendations. Work based learning to provide relevance to the research. 13.5 Every Week 13.50
Total Hours 14.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Creswell, John W 2014, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, 4th Ed., Sage Publications [ISBN: 978145222610]
  • Bryman, Alan. and Bell, Emma. 2015, Business Research Methods, 4th Ed., Oxford University Press Oxford: UK [ISBN: 9780199668649]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robson, Colin 2011, Real World Research, 3rd Ed., Wiley Sussex, UK [ISBN: 9781405182409]
  • Bryman, Alan 2016, Social Research Methods, 5th Ed., Oxford university Press Oxford:UK [ISBN: 9780199689453]
  • Saunders, Mark., Lewis, Philip. and Thornill, Adrian. 2009, Ressearch Methods for Business Students, 5th Ed., Pearson Education Limited Esse: UK [ISBN: 9780273716860]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
  • www.cilt.ie: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport 2020, .
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BGSCM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management 3 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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