Module Title:Marketing Research
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be introduced to the theory and practice of marketing research. The module aims to develop not just theoretical knowledge, but also practical competency in marketing research skills. The knowledge gained in this module will support the practical application of marketing research in other programme modules.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop the learner's knowledge in the field of marketing research; to demonstrate the importance of research to marketing decisions; and develop a skills of marketing research practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Design and undertake market & customer research using secondary research methods in an ethical manner.
LO2 Design and undertake market & customer research using primary research methods in an ethical manner.
LO3 Communicate research findings to a professional standard.
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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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Role of Marketing Research & Research Ethics
Role of marketing research in business - Digital era impact and implications - Marketing research sector - Ethical considerations in marketing research - Marketing research used as a promotional tool
Proposal & Methodology
Role of research proposals & research briefing documentation - Scoping of research projects - Review of stages in methodology development - Critical evaluation of methodology design
Secondary Research
Sourcing secondary data - Critical evaluation of secondary data - Interpretation of secondary data - Referencing secondary sources - Digital literacy for secondary research - Visualisation of data
Qualitative & Quantitative Research
Online and offline methods including focus groups, consumer panels, interviews, observation, netnography, surveys, technological/digital developments (e.g. AI developments), videography, social media listening. Focus on design, implementation and limitations.
Data Analysis & Interpretation
Analysis of primary & secondary research - Data analytics & visualisation - Interpretation of primary & secondary research - Drawing conclusions & formulating recommendations
Communication of Research
Communication of research - written, oral, data visualisation, dashboards, ensuring dissemination, communication with non-research audiences.
Assessment Breakdown%
Project100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Research project to include evidence of both primary and secondary research. Project is likely to take the form of a market analysis using secondary research knowledge & skills and customer analysis using primary research and data analysis / visualisation knowledge & skills. 1,2,3 100.00 Sem 1 End
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Contact Hours Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Contact Hours Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBDMA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Digital Marketing with Analytics 4 Mandatory
CW_BBDMA_D Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing with Analytics 4 Mandatory