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AUTO7013 - Research & Report Writing

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Title:Research & Report Writing
Long Title:Research and Report Writing
Module Code:AUTO7013
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Communication Technologies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: BRIAN NIXON
Module Description: This module provides the learner with the theory required for structured report writing,effective research methods,project development and presentation skills. Learners will be required to submit a technical research report highlighting the skills acquired from this module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Employ appropriate technical literature research methodologies.
LO2 Synthesise the results of a literature research.
LO3 Utilise relevent project management techniques.
LO4 Compile a comprehensive research report.
LO5 Present a comprehensive research report.
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).
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
Theory & Principles
Methods of report writing and report layouts, writing styles, referencing, bibliography, plagiarism considerations.
Time Management
Scheduling techniques for project work; Setting goals, Use of timelines, Gantt charts, etc.
Research proposal and research report
Analyse research data and create a proposal for a viable project relating to the primary course of study, develope proposal to research report.
Research
Source information from a variety of sources, evaluate the reliabity and validity of information sources.
Presentation
Presentation of research materials and presentation skills
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short answer assessment on research methodologies, literature analysis, report structuring, referencing and presentation methods. 1,2,4,5 30.0 Week 6
Written Report Submission of a detailed research report. 1,2,3,5 50.0 Sem End
Presentation Presentation of research report using powerpoint 1,2,3,5 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab lab session 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research & project development 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Lab Session 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research and project developement 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Rowena Murray, 2011, How to Write a Thesis [ISBN: 0335244289]
  • Margaret Greenhall, 2010, Report writing skills training course. How to write a report and executive summary, and plan, design and present your report. An easy format for ... of exercises and free downloadable workbook., 1 Ed. [ISBN: 978-1849370363]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Murray, Rowena 2006, How to Write a Thesis, 2nd Ed., Maidenhead [ISBN: 9780335219681]
  • Truss, Lynne 2007, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Gotham books [ISBN: 9781846680359]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 6 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 5 Mandatory

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