132804

Applied Research in Planning

An examination of research methods, traditions and techniques particularly those used in Planning research.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

132804

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

800-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Resource and Environmental Planning

Course planning information

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
At least 30 credits of 700-level courses from the MRP schedule

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the research process and the relevance of research to Planning practice.
  • 2 Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the requirements of a workable and appropriate Planning research question.
  • 3 Develop knowledge of, and the ability to deploy, relevant research methods.
  • 4 Develop advanced skills in reviewing literature relevant to a chosen Planning research topic.
  • 5 Demonstrate a well-developed awareness of ethical considerations and familiarity with relevant procedures for meeting high standards of ethical conduct of research.
  • 6 Generate a high quality research proposal to inform further research work.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 20%
Written Assignment 30%
Written Assignment 50%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DOING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT

Author
ZINA O'LEARY
ISBN
9781473952089
Edition
2017
Publisher
Sage, London

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DOING YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT

Author
ZINA O'LEARY
ISBN
1848600119
Edition
2010
Publisher
Sage, London

Highly recommended

DESIGNING SOCIAL RESEARCH

Author
NORMAN BLAIKIE
ISBN
978-0-7456-4338
Edition
2010 2ND EDITION
Publisher
Polity Press, Cambridge

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