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INTR9011 - Research Project Development

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Title:Research Project Development
Long Title:Research Project Development
Module Code:INTR9011
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Author: DANIEL CAHILL
Module Description: This module requires the learner to develop a project plan, complete with a schedule of research work as appropriate for the chosen research problem. The learner should critically evaluate a number of potential solutions where appropriate. The learner will present the research findings in oral and written form.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop a research methodology and project plan for the research project.
LO2 Undertake preliminary qualitative and/or quantitative research work as appropriate.
LO3 Use professional skills to critically evaluate the potential solution(s) to the identified research problem.
LO4 Communicate project details and outcomes using appropriate oral and written skills.
LO5 Evaluate how the project contributes to furthering knowledge in the specific research field.
LO6 Identify a peer-review conference or journal paper for the potential publication of the research work.
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 Skills
Review research skills including technical report writing, research methodology and project planning.
Thesis Development and Publication
Structure of of a Masters thesis and a peer-review conference/journal paper. Preparation for conference presentation. The learner will identify an appropriate conference/journal paper for their research and will identify how the research work may contribute to furthering knowledge in the specific research field.
Creativity and innovation
The learner is expected to show creativity and innovation in their research work.
Preliminary Research Work
Preliminary qualitative and/or quantitative research work must be undertaken to enhance and develop the learner's understanding of the specific research problem addressed. Critically evaluate a number of potential solutions to the research problem, where appropriate.
Project report
Present a written technical report which communicates the research work undertaken to include the project brief, work schedule, the analysis and outcomes of the preliminary work, overall findings and a project plan for the realisation phase. The learner must demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the research problem addressed.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview Submit a report on the work undertaken including research methodology and project plan. 1,4 10.0 Week 4
Written Report Submit a comprehensive professional report which synthesises the work undertaken. 1,2,3,4,5 90.0 Week 9
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 Review of research skills 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Review of progress 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work and independent learning 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Review of research skills 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Review of progress 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Project work and independent learning 6.0 Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Gina Wisker 2008, The postgraduate research handbook, 2nd Ed. 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. 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]
  • edited by Andrew Knight, Les Ruddock 2008, Advanced research methods in the built environment, Wiley Blackwell [ISBN: 978-1-4051-6110-7]
  • Mark Saunders, 2009, Research Methods for Business Students, 5th Ed Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-0-273-71686-0]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Robert K. Yin (Editor) 2009, Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 4th Ed. Ed., Sage Publications [ISBN: 978-1-4129-6099-1]
  • John W. Creswell, 2007, Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design, 2nd Ed. Ed., Sage Publications [ISBN: 978-1-4129-1607-3]
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 2 Mandatory
CR_DINAR_9 Master of Science in Interior Architecture 2 Mandatory
CR_CCOPM_9 Masters of Science in Construction Project Management 2 Mandatory
CR_CCNPM_9 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Construction Project Management 2 Elective

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