Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. analyse the components of a research paper
  2. use discipline knowledge to identify an industry based topic
  3. evaluate literature relevant to the topic and synthesise and report findings.
  • Topics

    • Research Methodology
    • Other components of a Research Paper
    • Critical Thinking in Research
    • Library Workshop
    • Endnote Library
    • Case Studies
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

Entry Requirements


Note: Level 4 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in the area, eg from completing all Level 3 subjects or relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will engage with an industry based problem through a search of the literature relevant to a topic related to the construction industry.

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  • Essay (25%)
  • Group Report (25%)
  • Literature Review (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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