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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Dissertation
Module Code EF5182
School DCUBS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Sandeep Keshava Rao
Semester 2: Sandeep Keshava Rao
Autumn: Sandeep Keshava Rao
Module TeachersSandeep Keshava Rao
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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The module assesses students' ability to undertake applied research. A series of lectures and workshops will prepare them to the relevant topics and possible investigative approaches. The module enables students to engage in the processes involved in the execution of a research dissertation. The module provides the opportunity for learners to demonstrate the ability to identify an applied issue in organisational life which requires research and understanding. The module will offer the participant the opportunity to identify, diagnose and investigate this issues. This includes the positioning of the research in the relevant theoretical/empirical literature. The design of an ethically cogent and methodologically robust research plan. The operationalisation of the research programme and the appropriate analysis and interpretation of the data. The module emphasises the inclusion of practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current organisational practice. Learners are required to demonstrate a critical evaluative approach and to undertake empirical investigation and analysis. Tasks include data collection, analysis, prior research review, and reporting of findings. To develop students' general ability to undertake independent research including problem definition, data collection, analysis and reporting of findings. To equip students with a set of analytical, quantitative and report writing skills with which to carry out their research. Students will write a research proposal, a preliminary research report and conclude with writing up their final research dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

1. Design and complete a research dissertation that accurately conveys the research question, justifies the methodology used and appropriately interprets the results of the study.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how to critique research and assess appropriateness of research question, methodology and data analysis.
3. Use databases to identify relevant research for conducting a literature review. Critique such financial research and assess appropriateness of research question, methodology and data analysis.
4. Apply appropriate statistical techniques for analysing data and interpreting results
5. Write a dissertation that accurately conveys the research question, justifies the methodology used, and appropriately interprets the results of the study.
6. Deliver results in considered and reflective fashion including critique

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture48No Description
Independent Study702No Description
Total Workload: 750

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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 2
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