The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

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 supervision and tutorials.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students 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. Formulate an answerable research question in a particular area of linguistic research.

3. Develop a valid and feasible research design and methodology to address the question.

4. Anticipate and plan ways to manage any ethical issues which would arise in implementing the methodology.

5. Construct an organised and coherent written and verbal presentation of the research which conforms to the stylistic standards of published research in the discipline.


Content

Individual consultations with supervisors to develop further understanding of particular theoretical background and research methodologySeminars for small group problem-solving and discussionSeminar presentations of students' projects


Assumed knowledge

LING6950


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Ethics Application (15%)

Written Assignment: Discussion of Results (20%)

Presentation: Seminar Presentation (15%)

Thesis: Research Thesis (50%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Research component. Hours to be negotiated between student and lecturer

Online

Individual Supervision

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Research component. Hours to be negotiated between student and lecturer