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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Project 2
Module Code SS419
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Robin Taylor
Semester 2: Robin Taylor
Autumn: Robin Taylor
Module TeachersRobin Taylor
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Students will be required to carry out a body of novel and independent research related to the fields of Physical Education, Education or Biology/Maths. The topic and structure of this research will be negotiated and designed with an assigned tutor/supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and carry out research experiments or projects in the laboratory or field.
2. Collect, record, process and analyse data using appropriate qualitative or quantitative techniques
3. Use information sources (archives, library, online databases etc) appropriately, and work independently and as part of a research team.
4. Communicate research findings with peers, supervisor and a second examiner clearly and concisely through written and oral means.
5. Critically analyse and interpret data, and identify future directions for research in their area.
6. Demonstrate time management skills necessary to complete the research project within given time constraints.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture5Supervisory lectures
Group work125Working as a group towards project goals
Laboratory75Hands on resarch
Lecture20Weekly meetings with supervisors
Independent Study25Literature review
Independent Study125Write up, research design, analysis etc.
Total Workload: 375

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Content will vary depending on discipline research is being carried out within, supervisors will direct students towards relevant content initially, students will ultimately be responsible for sourcing relevant readings

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ProjectProject write-up to take the form of research publication60%Week 12
PresentationIndividual presentation of research30%Week 12
Performance evaluationDiscretionary supervisor mark10%Week 12
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    PEBB.Sc Physical Education with Biology
    PEMBSc in Physical Education with Maths.
    Date of Last Revision08-FEB-10

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