Research Methods and Proposal Writing. Damian.Gordon@dit.ie. What you need. A folder to keep case study notes . Please bring it in every week. What’s it about?. This module broadly covers three categories; Research Methodologies Data Analysis Techniques Research Proposal Writing.
A folder to keep case study notes
·Introducing the research process:
·Quantitative Data Analysis:
·Qualitative Data Analysis:
·Writing a report and abstract.
Identify relevant and feasible areas of research in knowledge management for the purpose of individual investigation
Select, develop and apply appropriate literature search strategies in relation to a chosen approved topic using relevant literature resources and ICT for purposes of literature review
Collect and critically evaluate research material from the literature in order to identify the current state of knowledge and key issues in a research topic
Present a critical and logical interpretation of the issues in the form of a written review of the literature relating to a chosen topic
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues that may impinge on research in general including data collection and utilisation
Employ appropriate data analysis techniques for specific sets of data
Critically evaluate research approaches and methods in the design and planning of a research programme
Make an informed choice of appropriate research methods for specific research questions
Formulate a simple research programme for a given research topic
Select a topic from the course and/or their own experience which will provide suitable scope for research in an MSc dissertation project
Prepare a detailed realistic research proposal supported by a preliminary review of the relevant literature
Demonstrate good technical writing skills
Critically analyse their own approaches to research.
The student’s Portfolio will be the key artefact of this module which will include, at least, the following:
·the student’s vision of their Masters;
·each of their assessments;
·the feedback from these assessment that they have been given, and
·reflections on their progress throughout the module.