TOUR08016 2016 Research Project 1

General Details

Full Title
Research Project 1
Transcript Title
James Hanrahan
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Subject Area
TOUR - Tourism
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
James Hanrahan
Programme Membership
SG_BBMTS_K08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Add-on) DoMTS

The aim of this module is to support each student to complete a research proposal, and literature review on a selected topic. This research project is seen as an opportunity to consolidate the studies and learning achieved to date on the overall programme. Some minor preparation for this subject will be undertaken during the module on Business Tourism Research Methods. The topic selected, should be refined and written up as research proposal after approval from the research team/supervisor the proposal will be written into the introduction chapter. The literature review will then be fully investigated and completed within this module.

The module consists of ongoing individual and group tutorial support. Each student will also be supported to develop a proposal/introduction chapter for her/his work and be expected to write up a completed literature review on the completion of this module. Each individual student will complete the piece of work and must attend and present at peer reviewed workshops if necessary.

Learning Outcomes

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


Write a research proposal related to their chosen research topic and refine this into the introduction chapter of the research project


Write a literture review evaluating the selected research topic

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will be required to demonstrate their research knowledge and competency through assessments of academic research and demonstrate the ability to evaluate research knowledge and competency through assessments of academic research and write-up (i.e. research proposal and associated literature review)

This module is largely selfdirected learning which is supervised by a research supervisor who will meet the student on a regular basis . As this module is at level 8 the allocated time per student is 40 min per week from the supervisor. The student is graded for student tutor mark which factors in the follwing components personal initiatives: Keeping appointment dates, Meeting agreed deadlines, Initiative, Student planning approach, Creativity.


Module Assessment Strategies

Research Proposal

Students will be required to develop a proposal and this should be refined and written up as an annotated bibliography and research proposal withinin the introduction chapter



Literature Review

Students will be required to write a detailed literature review on the chosen topic.

Management of research                 

Demonstrate good project management, time keeping and regular meetings with research team and peers.

Repeat Assessments


Module Dependencies

research project

Indicative Syllabus

Demonstrate individual knowledge and/or practical skills to design and manage a successful research proposal which will be integrated into the introduction chapter. Analyse critically the existing literature associated with the research topic in the literature review.Manage the research process and work with a research project supervisor to complete research project&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report proposal this will be later refined within the Introduction chapter Continuous Assessment Written Report 20 % Week 3 1
2 Written Report Literature review Project Written Report 65 % Week 11 3
3 Performance Evaluation student totor work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 12 1,2,3
4 Style layout Project Written Report 5 % Week 11

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Flat Classroom Research supervision Tutorials 40 min per student 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Altinay, L, Paraskevas, A and Jang S (2016) Planning Research in Hospitality and Tourism, UK, Routledge

Brotherton, B (2015) Researching Hospitality & Tourism, 2 nd ed, LA, Sage

Mason, P. (2014) Researching tourism, leisure and hospitality for your dissertation Oxford : Goodfellow Publishers

Botterill, D and Platenkamp, V (2012) Key concepts in tourism research , London: SAGE

Coles, T, Duval, TD and Shaw, G (2013) Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and related disciplines, UK, Routledge

Jennings, G (2011) Tourism Research, 2 nd ed, Australia, Wiley

Veal, AJ (2011) Research methods for leisure and tourism: a practical guide , 4 th ed, England : Prentice Hall

Jenny Phillimore, Lisa Goodson(2004) Qualitative Research in Tourism, Routledge

Edwards, A. & Talbot, R. (1999) The Hard-Pressed Researcher: A Research Handbook for the Caring Professions, New York: Longman

Sarantakos, S.(2004) Social Research, 3rd edition London: Palgrave

Alister Mathieson and Geoffrey Wall (2006) Tourism Economic,Physical and Social Impacts, Longman Scientific and Technical

Page. S. (2006) Tourism Management, Butterwoth Heinemann.

Bickman, L., and Rog, D., (1998) Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods. Sage Publications.

Creswell, J. W., (1994) Research design: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Poynter, JM (1993) How to research and write a thesis in hospitality and tourism: a step-by-step guide for college stu dents, New York : Wiley

Blaxter, L., Hughes, C., Tight, M., (2000). How to Research. Open University Press

Other Resources

On line journals: Journal of Ecotourism, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Insights, Tourism Ireland "Contact", Tourism News (ITIC) and all Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland publications

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