Module Details

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Title RESEARCH METHODS
Code IRIS507
Coordinator Miss KL Beech
School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
K.Beech@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 30

Aims

To provide a through 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 understand the advantages and limitations of the various research methods covered in the module, 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

 

CORE TOPICS:

Archives and sources in Ireland;

Database of digitized sources and links to archival and library catalogues that will be useful for students' research;

Writing a Literature Review;

Writing a Research Proposal.

OPTIONAL TOPICS:

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

Supervision:
One-to-one supervision for research proposal.

Supervision:
One-to-one supervision for literature review.

Supervision:
One-to-one supervision for optional topic.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           12

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
Research Presentation This cannot be marked anonymously. There will be a resit opportunity Standard UoL penalties will apply.  15 minutes    15       
Research Proposal. This will be marked anonymously. There will be a reassessment opportunity, Standard UoL penalties will apply.  -4000 words    45       
Essay This will be marked anonymously. There will be a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  -2000 words    20       
Essay This will be marked anonymously. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  -2000 words    20       

Recommended Texts

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