Module Overview

Applied Research Project

This module will further enhance the student’s knowledge of the main research methodologies commonly utilised within the social care environment. It aims to develop student’s ability to plan a particular piece of research, placing particular emphasis on encouraging students to become independent and reflective researchers and to appreciate the value and contribution of research in social care provision. Students will also have the opportunity to critical analyse research relevant research pertaining to social care, and to develop skills to complete research within a social care setting.

Module Code

APSS H4030

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Evaluation of research methodology

Qualitative data analysis; Quantitative data analysis; Validity of data generation method.Sampling and conducting data collectionEthical issues and methodological issues with social care research

Literature Review

Presentation and structure of a literature review; Focus on writing style; Structuring a methodology chapter; Presenting findings

Research Findings

Coding; Analysis; Validity of interpretation. Research as evaluation; evidence based research; Dissemination of research findings – journals, articles, conferences

Producing a research paper

The research process.Dissertation layout.Using research supervision effectively.Dissemination of research (articles, publications, conferences).

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100