The Research Cycle: Foundation


This ten credit module, delivered over one semester, provides a practical, supportive, structured learning experience for GMIT staff, post-graduate students, and affiliates, who wish to conduct literature-based research and writing. The module enables a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of the theory and practice of these academic activities, with participants devising, designing and implementing research, and producing a peer-reviewed, literature analysis, journal article.

The module is open to applicants who have successfully completed a level 8 programme or above. Full participation in workshops is a requirement.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Implement level-appropriate skills in scholarly academic writing.

  2. Design an individualised research plan.

  3. Formulate and construct a research proposal.

  4. Conduct comprehensive and critical literature analysis.

  5. Produce a literature-based, scholarly journal article.

  6. Articulate reflective learning insights through the medium of forum contributions.

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