• SSPL9006
  • Research Techniques

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Spatial Planning and Transport

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Module Description

This module provides the skills to understand sources of information, data analysis and computation relevant to research. It also prepares the student for writing the dissertation.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the skills to source, analyse and present data. It also prepares the student for dissertation writing

Indicative Syllabus

Data analysis: quantitative and qualitative methods
Discourse analysis
Dissertation: the application of research skills in a structured format, planning, processing and writing up a research topic for dissertation purposes
Indicators of sustainable development, quality of life indicators
Interviewing: structured and semi-structured, focus groups
Introduction to GIS
Presentation skills
Questionnaires: design, piloting, use in the field
Research ethics: code of ethics for professional integrity
Sampling techniques: non probability and probability sampling, sampling design
Types of data, data sources: quantitative and qualitative, research strategies and methods

ISCED:0731: Architecture & Town Planning
Total Contact Teaching Hours:12
Class Size:40

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