TOUR08017 2020 Research Project 1

General Details

Full Title
Research Project 1
Transcript Title
Research Project 1
Code
TOUR08017
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
TOUR - Tourism
Department
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mr. John Kelleher, Joanna Sweeney, James Hanrahan
Programme Membership
SG_BTOUR_H08 202000 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Tourism with Event Management
Description

The aim of this module is to support each student to plan, manage and complete a research proposal, and literature review on a selected topic. This module is to support each student to complete a research output on a selected topic. The module consists of ongoing individual support provided by the lecturer. Students will produce an independent research proposal and literature review involving the application of skills and knowledge over the whole programme. 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 Student will research and develop a theoretical framework to support their research. The topic selected, should be refined and written up as research proposal after approval from the research team/supervisor and dept. ethics committee 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 plan, manage and 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. Students are expected to show critical thinking, understanding of how knowledge is generated and used, follow ethical guidelines and be able to work independently.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Review current literature in chosen topic area in order to construct a relevant research question showing an awareness of current tourism and events management

2.

Critically identify, evaluate and synthesise research related theoretical frameworks and existent literatures 

3.

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

4.

Independently, systematically and competently manage diverse evidence sources

5.

Write an ethics approval and submit to ethics committee and amend if necessary

6.

Coordinate, plan and manage their research project

7.

Write a literature 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 self directed 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 20 min per week from the supervisor. The student is graded for student tutor mark which factors in the following components personal initiatives:

Professional autonomy and accountability while Planning their research process, managing the  ethics approval , Keeping appointment dates, Meeting agreed deadlines, Initiative, Student planning approach, Creativity.

 

Module Assessment Strategies

Research Proposal

Students will be required to develop professional autonomy and accountability in the process pf preparing a proposal and ethics approval. This should be refined and written up as an annotated bibliography and research proposal within the introduction chapter

 

 

Literature Review

Demonstrate ability to critically identify, evaluate and synthesise research related theoretical frameworks and existent literatures in writing a detailed literature review on the chosen topic.

 

Management of research                 

Demonstrate they have developed and applied skills of inquiry relevant to the resolution of their design project

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

Repeat Assessments

Two options depending on level of work completed during term time with supervisor.

a) if sufficient work completed could re-submit for assessing

b) repeat attend

 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
TOUR07029
Co-requisites
research project

Indicative Syllabus

Demonstrate individual knowledge and practical skills to plan, manage and complete a research proposal, and literature review on a selected topic. 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 plan and complete a research proposal, and literature review on a selected topic. Students will produce an independent research proposal and literature review involving the application of skills and knowledge over the whole programme. This research project is seen as an opportunity to consolidate the studies and learning achieved to date on the overall programme. arch and develop a theoretical framework to support their research. The topic selected, should be refined and written up as research proposal after approval from the research team/supervisor and dept. ethics committee the proposal will be written into the introduction chapter. The literature review will then be fully investigated and completed within this module.

 

 

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 1,3,5
2 Written Report Literature review Project Written Report 65 % Week 9 2,4,5,7
3 Performance Evaluation student totor work Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 12 3,6
4 Style layout Project Written Report 5 % Week 11 7

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Research supervision Tutorials .3333 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Research project 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.33 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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

Bell, J. and Waters, S. (2014) Doing your research project: a guide for first-time researchers. Sixth edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Blaxter, L., Hughes, C. and Tight, M. (2010) How to research. 4th ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

Duxbury N., Richards, G., (2019) The culumlative bibliography of the book A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism, Edward Elgar.

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

Brunt, P., Horner, S. and Semley, N., (2017). Research Methods In Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management. Los Angeles: Sage.

Easterby-Smith, M. et al. (2018) Management & business research. 6th edition. Los Angeles: 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

 Fennell, D, A., (2006) Tourism Ethics, AOT, Channel View Publications.

 

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

Additional Information

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