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Title:Research Doc & Dissem
Long Title:Research Documentation and Dissemination
Module Code:ARCH9004
 
Credits: 20
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: KATHERINE KEANE
Module Author: KATHERINE KEANE
Module Description: This module facilitates the development and dissemination of self-directed research. The research will focus on a contemporary challenge within the discipline and contribute to knowledge in the field. The learner will select appropriate discipline specific research methodology and techniques of documentation and dissemination for his/her area of research.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop and document self-directed research.
LO2 Investigate a contemporary challenge within the discipline and contribute to knowledge in this area.
LO3 Implement appropriate professional communication skills and synthesise the research into appropriate discipline specific formats.
LO4 Prepare a thesis, presented in a variety of discipline specific formats, that details and evaluates the work undertaken and justifies the conclusions reached.
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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
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
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research
Self directed learning that critically investigates a specific research problem.
Development of Knowledge
Investigation of a contemporary challenge within the discipline and contribution to knowledge in this area by identifying, applying and critically interpreting appropriate, rigorous and advanced research methods and techniques.
Professional Communication
Demonstrate the ability to disseminate the research work and outcomes and communicate effectively, through appropriate discipline specific formats and critique.
Thesis
Present a thesis, utilising a variety of formats, which communicates and disseminates the research work undertaken and the research outcomes developed. The thesis should include the analysis undertaken, results of the work and how this work contributes to furthering knowledge in the specific field of research. The learner must demonstrate a deep and fundamental understanding of the specific research problem addressed.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Submit a draft of the research documentation and dissemination. 1,3 10.0 Week 4
Presentation Presentation of the research project. 1,3 10.0 Sem End
Project Submission of research documentation and dissemination 1,2,3 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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Review of Progress 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work and independent learning 27.5 Every Week 27.50
Total Hours 28.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 28.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Review of progress 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work and independent learning 27.5 Every Week 27.50
Total Hours 28.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 28.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gina Wisker 2008, The postgraduate research handbook, 2nd Ed., Palgrave London [ISBN: 978-0-230-52130-8]
  • John A. Sharp, John Peters, and Keith Howard 2006, The management of a student research project, 3rd Ed., Gower London [ISBN: 0-566-08490-2]
  • Levin, P. 2008, Excellent Dissertations, Student Friendly Guides, McGraw-Hill London [ISBN: 13-978-033521822-6]
  • John W. Creswell 2009, Research Design Qualitative and Mixed Method Approaches, 3rd Ed. Ed., Sage Publications Thousand Oaks, Calif. [ISBN: 978-1-4129-6557-6]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Andrew Knight, Les Ruddock, ed 2008, Advanced research methods in the built environment, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 978-1-4051-6110-7]
  • Robert K. Yin (Editor) 2009, Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 4th Ed. Ed., Sage Publications [ISBN: 978-1-4129-6099-1]
  • Robert K. Yin (Editor) 2007, Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 2nd Ed. Ed., Sage Publications [ISBN: 978-1-4129-6099-1]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CARCT_9 Master of Science in Architectural Technical Design 3 Mandatory
CR_DINAR_9 Master of Science in Interior Architecture 3 Mandatory

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