Module Details

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Title RESEARCH METHODS
Code IRIS508
Coordinator Dr NP Carson
Institute of Irish Studies
Niall.Carson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 30

Aims

To provide a thorough understanding of a range of research methods;

To enable students to understand and critique the methodological approaches used within the interdisciplinary environment of Irish Studies;

To enable students to identify the most appropriate methods for any given research topic.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Upon completion of the module students will have begun the process of developing their dissertation research topic.

(LO2) Students will be able to work independently and understand the advantages and limitations of various researchmethods, understand the ethical implications of their proposed research topic, identify the most appropriate research methods and sources for their intended dissertation topic, present their ideas in an academic environment in front of their peers and will have prepared a research proposal which will enable them to plan their research effectively.

(S1) Organisational skills

(S2) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

Topics covered may include:

Writing a literature review;

Writing a research proposal;

Critical and cultural theory;

Archaeological and art historical approaches;

Research ethics;

Doing sensitive research: Interview techniques;

Focus groups and questionnaire design.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - supervision.
One-to-one supervision for Research Proposal.

Teaching method 2 - supervision
One-to-one supervision for Literature Review.

Self-Directed Learning Description: Independent study, preparatory reading, research


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           9

3

12
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 288
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Presentation. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  15 hours    15       
Literature Review. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -3000 words    35       
Coursework. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -4000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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