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Module Code: CEN901
Module Title: Research Methods (Information Management and Expression)
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 0.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to build prepare masters students for their research projects. Especially in terms of assisting them in gathering, assessing and expressing written information.

The module is open and can be taken by all Master’s students to partially fulfill the requirements for Additional Learning Activities.
Learning outcomes 
A Have a critical awareness of the key issues influencing research ethics including plagiarism, collusion and originality.

B Critically assess sources of information and reference them appropriately.

C Be able to generate appropriate research questions, and hypotheses, and formulate procedures for an investigation

D Be able to produce abstracts, introductions and executive summaries and clearly identify the differences between them.

E Be able to identify and critically evaluate information sources from the library, internet and elsewhere, and generate research arguments based on this information.

F Effectively communicate research findings via both presentations and structured research reports

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures to introduce topics and tutorials to carry out more detailed investigations.
• Lecture 1 Generating a research problem .

• Tutorial 1 Formulating procedures.

• Lecture 2 Identifying and appropriately referencing sources of information.

• Tutorial 2 information searching and referencing

• Lecture 3 Research Ethics

• Tutorial 3 Case studies

• Lecture 4 Generating well-argued literature reviews

• Tutorial 4 Case studies

• Lecture 5 Dissertation structure and format

• Lecture 6 writing abstracts, introductions and executive summaries and conclusions.

• Lecture 7 Presentation skills

• Tutorial 5 Writing kills

• Tutorial 6 Presentations
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 12    12      51  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Report 40.00
2 Presentation 60.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 8/22/2019 5:41:55 PM