MGMT09013 2019 Research Thesis

General Details

Full Title
Research Thesis
Transcript Title
Research Thesis
Code
MGMT09013
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
30 - 30 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
David Collery, Gary McGinty
Programme Membership
SG_SPROJ_M09 201900 Master of Science in Science in Project Management
Description

The learner will summarise, present, explain and critically discuss current issues, knowledge and theory relating to an area of Project Management using suitable referencing skills. The learner will demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and monitor an individual research investigation with appropriate attention to the theoretical and practical aspects of the topic. Students will analyse, critically evaluate, present and discuss research outcomes in a logical and systematic manner, setting them in the context of previous research. They will produce a written report of their research and its conclusions, that is appropriate to a Masters degree level within their chosen specialism.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Survey, summarise, present, explain and critically discuss current issues, knowledge and theory relating to an area of Project Management using suitable referencing skills.

2.

Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and monitor an individual research investigation with appropriate attention to the theoretical and practical aspects of the topic.

3.

Analyse, critically evaluate, present and discuss research outcomes in a logical and systematic manner, setting them in the context of previous research.

4.

Communicate the importance of these research outcomes in the context of current knowledge and understanding of the topic

5.

Present a critical comparison of the strengths and failings of the research undertaken with respect to the strengths and failings of previous research.

6.

Produce a written report of their research (including a research paper) and its conclusions that is appropriate to a Masters degree level

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Develop the learn to successfully undertake research at a Master level

 

Module Assessment Strategies

Method of Assessment:

Two staff members will assess the dissertation independently and a consensus will be reached as to the overall assessment mark. Should this prove impossible then a third staff member will assess the dissertation. The two assessors may conduct a Viva examination

Repeat Assessments

Resubmit Dissertation

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
QLTY09045 201300 Research Methods

Indicative Syllabus

 Project Selection

The project will be in a broad project management related area - ideally related to the individual specialism/strand. Dissertation selection will involve academic/industrial liaison to confirm appropriate depth and scope and adequate limitations. An appropriate research proposal will be agreed with the supervisor prior to any in-depth research activity.

Secondary Research

The students should compile a body of knowledge on their selected topic. This will involve literature search. The students are expected to review and critically evaluate the existing body of knowledge.

Primary Research & Research Methodology

The primary research of the dissertation provides an opportunity for the students to analyse and evaluate their research findings and relate these to the existing body of knowledge. The students are expected to explain and document their research methodology.

Project Supervision

The student will be allocated a research supervisor and they will meet regularly throughout the year. The supervisor will provide guidance about undertaking the research, including appropriate methods and techniques. Guidance will also be provided on the standard of work expected. A formal progress review will be undertaken by the Supervisor at the end of the first Semester.

Plagiarism

In order to minimise plagairism and to ensure that the implication of such an action are fully understood, the student is required to make the following statement:

By inserting my name below, I declare that this material, which I now submit for award, is my own work and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the document. To the best of my knowledge and belief, all sources have been properly acknowledged, and the assessment task contains no plagiarism.

I understand that plagiarism, collusion, and/or copying is a grave and serious offence in the Institute and am aware that penalties could include a zero mark for this module, suspension or expulsion from IT Sligo.

I acknowledge that this submission may be transferred and stored in a database for the purposes of data-matching to help detect plagiarism. I declare that this document was prepared by me for the purpose of partial fulfilment of requirements for the degree programme I am registered on at IT Sligo. I also declare that this work, or any part of it, has not been previously submitted by me or any other person for assessment on this or any other course of study either at IT Sligo or another college.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Written Report -Dissertation Continuous Assessment Written Report 75 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Dissertation Interview and Proposal Continuous Assessment Interview 10 % Week 30 2,3
3 Research Paper Continuous Assessment Written Report 15 % Week 26 2,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Guidance from Supervisor 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Distance Learning Suite Guidance from Supervisor 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2014-08-27 How to Write Your Undergraduate Dissertation Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 1137389761 ISBN-13 9781137389763

Unlike any other book this teaches students how to generate their own ideas and develop them into original research projects. Using examples from all disciplines, it not only teaches students how to plan and research using all the qualitative and quantitative techniques and instruments, but also how to construct arguments and use evidence and language consistently. Throughout it emphasizes that writing is the most difficult form of thinking and dissertations are a test of our ability both to think and write clearly.

Required Reading
2005-01-13 Doing Your Masters Dissertation SAGE
ISBN 0761942173 ISBN-13 9780761942177

Doing Your Masters Dissertation is a practical and comprehensive guide to researching, preparing and writing a dissertation at Masters level. It adopts a well-structured and logical approach, and takes the student through all the stages necessary to complete their research and write a successful dissertation. Key features of the book include: Step-by-step coverage - sections on choosing a topic, research design, methodology and presenting data and writing up. An up-to-date list of key reference materials, both printed and electronic Advice on ethical guidelines Information on assessment criteria Student-focused throughout with a broad range of worked examples and guidelines for further reading Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this textbook is an essential resource for postgraduate students across the social sciences required to complete a Masters dissertation.

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