KA6016 - Architectural Research Methods

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and independent learning. The lectures will introduce critical thinking, cover research principles and concepts that will enable you to tackle postgraduate level assignments. You will propose a relevant research question as the basis for assignments.

How will I learn on this module?

You will communicate your initial proposal for research in a verbal and visual presentation and written work where verbal and written feedback from peers and module tutors will inform future development of your research theme. In addition you will find support in the University’s eLearning Portal, with access to relevant self-directed teaching materials.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include verbal and written formative feedback from the module tutor in seminars and summative written feedback on your assignments. In addition you will find support in the University’s eLearning Portal, with access to relevant self-directed teaching materials.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

KU 1. You will develop a systematic understanding of a specialist area of the discipline

KU 2. You will critically evaluate current issues and alternative approaches within the discipline of architecture

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

IPSA 1. You will research, evaluate and integrate sources of information and effectively communicate proposals using appropriate visual, verbal and written communication methods and media to represent testing, analysis, critical appraisal and resolution of problems within the discipline.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

PVA 1. You will develop and apply a reflective approach to learning and personal development

PVA 2. You will develop an understanding of global research ethics

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment will take place;

1. verbally, in response to research proposal presentations

Summative assessment:

Coursework one is a meta-analysis identifying and critically evaluating literature in the field. This will focus your topic and relevant research methods for Coursework two . Coursework one will comprise 40% of the credits for this module and will test Module Learning Outcomes KU1; KU2; PVA1.

Coursework two is a research proposal for the Student Selected Investigation. Coursework two will comprise 60% of the credits for this module and will test all Module Learning Outcomes.

Feedback will be offered in verbal and written form to provide advice for further development and a critical appraisal of work and performance.

Moderation of summative assessment will take place at the end of the module.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

During ‘Architectural Research Methods’ you will research, evaluate and integrate sources of information and effectively communicate proposals using appropriate visual, verbal and written communication methods and media to represent testing, analysis, critical appraisal and resolution of problems within architecture. This will allow you to develop and apply a cumulative and reflective approach to learning and personal development that will result in a comprehensive research proposal.

What will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and independent learning. The lectures will introduce critical thinking, cover research principles and concepts that will enable you to tackle postgraduate level assignments. You will propose a relevant research question as the basis for assignments.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 4 years part-time

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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