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In this course, students will receive an introduction to research skills needed in the Intelligent Mobility (IM) environment. Students will receive training in both qualitative and quantitative methods, including evidence reviews, statistical and network analysis, survey methods, interviews, and focus groups. These skills will be taught in the context of an IM project, with individual components coming together in a detailed project plan.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The IM environment requires the application of a range of research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative applications. While transport and IM are often most closely associated with quantitative methods focused on data collection and analysis, understanding the context of project implementation through evidence reviews, policy analysis, and interaction with local stakeholders and members of the public via interviews and focus groups are also necessary components of the planning and implementation process.
In this course, students will undertake a project-based exploration of research methods in preparation for their dissertation work, as well as to prepare them for work in a practitioner context. They will be introduced to a fictional but plausible IM project, and guided through the research methods associated with its development, including evidence reviews for scene-setting and identification of alternatives; data collection, analysis, and management processes for project selection; and qualitative methods for association with local, regional, or national priorities. Given the IM focus, they will be introduced to working with data collected via a range of methods, including traditional survey methods, acquisition of secondary data, and more novel methods such as through social media avenues.
It is anticipated that the work undertaken in this class will provide students with the research skills necessary to carry out IM projects, as well as familiarise them with emerging methodologies relevant to the IM context.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||To understand the research skills necessary for undertaking IM projects.|
|Conceptual||Understand||To understand appropriate research methods to utilise in different steps of the IM project planning process.|
|Procedural||Apply||To apply appropriate research methods within an IM planning context.|
|Procedural||Create||To create an appropriate research plan for an IM project.|
|Reflection||Evaluate||To evaluate the success of an IM research plan.|