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AH5RM: Research Methods

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Research Methods Research Methods AH5RM

NFQ Level:

9

ECTS Credits: Description:

Marjorie Fitzpatrick, PhD The aim of the module is to equip students:  to practise Research Methodology, specifically Documentary. Qualitative, Quantitative and Evaluation Research Methods.  to review literature in use in methods of research.    To construct a Dissertation Proposal. To illustrate Sampling Procedures, Research ethics To Analyse Research Data.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to

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recognise the language of research. identify the most appropriate Research methods for their thesis practise different Research Methods discuss Research Design – meaning, purpose and principles 5 5.

write a chapter on Research Methodology in their thesis 6.

evaluate studies in Pastoral Programmes

Pre-requisite Learning

Module Recommendations

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

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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

None

Indicative Context

 documentary research: theoretical paradigm, analysis of document, practical application.  qualitative research: theoretical paradigm, types of research, practical application.  quantitative research: theoretical paradigm, sampling, interviewing and designing of a questionnaire practical application.  evaluative research: types and practical application

Assessment Breakdown

AH5RM: Research Methods Assignment 1: Assignment based on either documentary research or quantitative research method Assignment 2: Assignment based on Focus Group Interview 40% 60% %

Coursework Breakdown

Type Description Outcome addressed % of Total Assessment Date

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Lecture Independent Learning Library Assignment

Full-Time Hours per semester

Description

Lecturing input Self-directed reading and revision Self and tutor-directed reading of course material Researching, structuring information, writing up Total Workload

Hours

Resources

Essential Book Resources

Bryman, Alan Patton, M. University Library Social Research Methods. 2 Denscombe, Martyn The Good Research Guide: Small-scale Social Research Projects. Open University Press, 2003 Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods. US: Sage Publications, 2001 Punch, K.F. Developing Effective Research proposals. London: Sage Publications Ltd.,2006 Swetnam,D. Writing your Dissertation. Oxford: How to Books Ltd. London: Sage Publications Ltd. 2004 Reprinted 2008. nd ed. USA: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004 Harvard System of Referencing Guide. Anglia Ruskin University, 2007.

Supplementary:

De Vaus, D.A. Surveys in Social Research. 5th Edition. London: Routledge, 2002 Elliot, Jane Using Narrative in Social Research. London: Sage Publications Ltd., 2007 Greasley, P Morgan, D. Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS. US: McGraw Hill, 2008 Herr, K & Anderson G.L The Action Research Dissertation. US:Sage Publications Ltd., 2005 Focus Groups as Qualitative Research. London: Sage, 1988 Scott, J.A Matter of Record. Oxford: Polity Press, 1990 Spradley, J. Participant Observation. USA: 1988 Wadsworth, Yoland Everyday Evaluation on the Run 2 nd ed. Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1997 Computer programme SPSS Argyrous, G Statistics for Research with a Guide to SPSS. 2 nd Edition. London: Sage, 2006

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