Undergraduate Course: Design Research 2 (DESI08011)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces students to basic research methods appropriate to their specific discipline. Students will apply these methods to creatively inform and underpin their studio practice.
The specific aims of the Course are to introduce basic research methods, techniques and approaches; to enable students to develop a body of research informed by an introduction to historical and contemporary creative practice and user/audience needs; to develop students critical analysis and reflective appraisal of set research themes.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 54,
External Visit Hours 3,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 27,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Each learning outcome has equal weighting (1/3).
Formative assessment is provided at the mid-point of the academic year. There is continual formative feedback and feed forward throughout the academic year through group and individual tutorials and peer group work.
Assessment is by submission of portfolio of project work at the end of the course. At the end of second semester students will be given summative feedback; this is done individually.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- INVESTIGATE: Use a variety of practical and theoretical methods to demonstrate an investigation of research themes.
- CONSIDER: Demonstrate the consideration of a range of issues influencing the research.
- SELECT: Demonstrate the ability to select research themes and directions appropriate to specific projects and lines of enquiry.
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Explore various forms of researching, creative problem solving and decision making, editing, communicating.
|Keywords||Research, investigate, consider, select, explore, communicate
|Course organiser||Ms Zoe Patterson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5720
|Course secretary||Ms Jane Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5713
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