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.
Implement level-appropriate skills in scholarly academic writing.
Design an individualised research plan.
Formulate and construct a research proposal.
Conduct comprehensive and critical literature analysis.
Produce a literature-based, scholarly journal article.
Articulate reflective learning insights through the medium of forum contributions.