Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Language Research (LASC11091)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course aims to provide an introduction to research skills relevant to postgraduate work.
Topics centre around research practices, linguistic argumentation and dissertation preparation. The goal of the course is to equip students with both practical tools and guiding principles for issues like the identification of a research question, the use of relevant literature and the collection and analysis of data.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Several short assignments related to linguistic argumentation, data analysis and dissertation preparation.
The course is assessed as pass/fail with coursework that students bring to class for discussion and assessment together (e.g., questions from readings and practice at writing abstracts). A final passing mark will be based on participation in more than half of the assignments.
Assessment Deadline 1: Tuesday 29th September 2015, 12 noon
Return Date: 21st October 2015
Assessment Deadline 2: Tuesday 6th October 2015, 12 noon
Return Date: 28th October 2015
Assessment Deadline 3: Tuesday 24th November 2015, 12 noon
Return Date: 16th December 2015
Assessment Deadline: Tuesday 8th December 2015, 12 noon
Return Date: 13th January 2016
||The Course Organiser will comment on assignments and hand them back in class by the following week.
|No Exam Information
| To acquire research skills for postgraduate work in Linguistics and English Language.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attend all lectures and departmental seminars as scheduled
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Rohde
Tel: (0131 6)50 6802
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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