Module Title:Research Methods
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Private Research, Individual & group projects
Module Aim: To provide guidance on research methods and the research process. This will be achieved by developing the learner's understanding of the research process and by developing specific skills necessary to carry out research.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to identify construction related research problems
LO2 evaluate the relevant arguments associated with research problems
LO3 to demonstrate critical thinking and report writing skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Understanding Research
Research methods, scientific study, critical investigation, systematic review.
(2) Research contemporary construction built environment issues.
Analyse, synthesise and carry out a critical investigation on key issues affecting the built environment.
(3) Introduction to research methodologies.
Theoretical frameworks, outline of research methodologies
(4) Report Writing
Effective use of information sources (library, literature search), Time Management and Planning, Synthesis of information from articles, Report Writing and Presentations, Plagiarism, Referencing
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Project 12 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 4.17
Total Hours 146.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMOPT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 5 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory