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. Verbal 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 formative feedback from a 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 feedback will take place verbally.

Summative assessment will be of coursework.

The coursework assignment will demonstrate understanding of relevant research methods through their application to a topic of the student’s choice, to be agreed with their tutor.

The assignment will be max. 4000 words +/- 10% or equivalent and students are encouraged to incorporate visual material (images, drawings, graphs, tables etc.) to successfully communicate concepts, analysis, synthesis etc.

The assignment is 100% of the credits for this module and will test all Module Learning Outcomes.

Summative feedback will be written, to provide a critical appraisal of work and performance and offer advice for subsequent development.

Moderation of summative assessments 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: a ‘road map’ to your KA7013 Student Selected Investigation.

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 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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