Research Project

Course code LING6955Units 20Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course extends students' experience with research methodology in a branch of the discipline of Linguistics. Building upon their previous development of a proposal for research (in LING6950), in this course students develop a research project. Where appropriate, and with clearance from the Faculty of Arts & Social Science Research Ethics Committee, some students will be involved in data collection to support their thesis. Students present their completed work in the form of a research thesis, and seminar presentation. The major modes of delivery are individual and small group research supervison and tutorials.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012
ObjectivesStudents will be able to:
1. Comprehensively critique, at an advanced level, theoretical and methodological aspects of a particular area of linguistic research presented in the literature.
2. Define an answerable research question in a particular area of linguistic research.
3. Develop a valid and feasible research design and methdology to address the question.
4. Anticipate and plan ways to manage any ethical issues which would arise in implementing the methodology.
5. Produce an organised and coherent written and verbal presentation of the research which conforms to the stylistic standards of published research in the discipline.
ContentIndividual consultations with supervisors to develop further understanding of particular theoretical background and research methodology
Seminars for small group problem-solving and discussion
Seminar presentations of students' projects
Replacing Course(s)LING6960
TransitionStudents who have completed LING6960 are not permitted to enrol in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING6950
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEthics Application - 1,500 words, 15%, week 5

Discussion of Results - 2,500 words, 20%, week 11

Thesis - 10,000 words (externally marked), 50%, week 14
Presentations - IndividualSeminar Presentation of results, 15%, week 12/13
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LING6955