Module Title:Research Methods for Brewing and Distilling
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will consist of 30h theory lectures of 1 hour duration and 30h practical classes of 1 hour duration. Practical classes will be taught in a computer lab with SPSS and will include project planning, scientific writing and reading development tasks. The theory classes will include lectures, Q&A and group discussion.
Module Aim: To develop the students' research skills to undertake a research project and dissertation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate competence in formulating a research project relevant to brewing and distilling with due consideration for the necessities of sound study design
LO2 Complete a research proposal including a preliminary referenced literature review, formulation of a research question and objectives and identification of appropriate methodologies
LO3 Select, perform and interpret appropriate statistical analyses on data
LO4 Critique peer reviewed research, interpret and synthesise research findings.
LO5 Demonstrating an understanding of ethical considerations in research to include intellectual property
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research concepts
: Research concepts and the research process and how it can be applied to the brewing and distilling industry. Carrying out a literature review. Referencing and plagiarism. Harvard referencing. Identifying a knowledge gap and defining a research question and research objectives. Scientific writing and oral presentation skills. Formulation of methodologies, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Statistical analysis. Ethics in research. Research variables. Writing a research proposal and a research report. Intellectual property. Non-disclosure agreements. Technology transfer
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Data analysis exam 3 10.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project proposal and study design 1,2,4,5 50.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2 hour exam 3,4 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 90.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SABRE_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Brewing and Distilling 3 Mandatory