Module Title:Social Research Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will use lectures, readings, problem based learning, discussion, and case studies
Module Aim: To introduce students to the principles of research design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies, methods, and sampling. D1: P18, P19; D3: P5, P9; D5: P5, P17
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of potential ethical issues in social research and how these are addressed in research practice. D1: P13, P17, P19; D2: P6; D5: P17
LO3 Demonstrate an understanding of ‘quality’ in research and how to assess existing evidence. D1: P19; D2: P7; D3: P9; D4: P3; D5: P5
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

9702 RECH H1412 Communications, Research and Study Skills
9868 RECH H3426 Social Research Studies
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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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.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research Questions
Identifying & Developing Research Objectives, Aims, and Questions D1: P18, P19; D3: P5, P9; D5: P5, P17
Developing the Research Context
Literature Reviews; Assessing Quality in Research D1: P19; D2: P7; D3: P9; D4: P3; D5: P5
Ethics in Social Research
Ethical practice in social research; Policies on ethics for researchers (e.g. GDPR, HRB); Procedures in ethical research D1: P13, P17, P19; D2: P6; D5: P17
Sampling in Social Research
Probability & Non-Probability Sampling Techniques D1: P18, P19; D3: P5, P9; D5: P5, P17
Quantitative Research
Principles of Quantitative Research; Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Quantitative Research Methods D1: P18, P19; D3: P5, P9; D5: P5, P17
Qualitative Research
Principles of Qualitative Research; Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Qualitative Research Methods D1: P18, P19; D3: P5, P9; D5: P5, P17
Mixed Method/Methodology Research
Principles of Mixed Method/Methodology Research; Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Mixed Method/Methodology Research D1: P18, P19; D3: P5, P9; D5: P5, P17
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment25.00%
Project75.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Continuous assessment - D1: P13; P17; P18; P19; D2: P6; D3: P5, P9; D5: P5; P17 1,2 25.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Research Proposal - D1: P13, P17, P18, P19; D2: P6, P7; D3: P5, P9; D4: P4; D5: P5, P17 1,2,3 75.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow 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 2.00
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning Time 12 Weeks per Stage 7.42
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 5 Mandatory
CW_HHSST_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies 3 Mandatory
CW_HHPSC_D Bachelor of Arts in Professional Social Care Practice 5 Mandatory