TOUR08017 2020 Research Project 1
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Review current literature in chosen topic area in order to construct a relevant research question showing an awareness of current tourism and events management
Critically identify, evaluate and synthesise research related theoretical frameworks and existent literatures
Write a research proposal related to their chosen research topic and refine this into the introduction chapter of the research project
Independently, systematically and competently manage diverse evidence sources
Write an ethics approval and submit to ethics committee and amend if necessary
Coordinate, plan and manage their research project
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
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
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.
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
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
|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
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Research supervision Tutorials||.3333||Weekly||0.33|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Research project||8||Weekly||8.00|
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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