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 will equip students to make a research contribution in Linguistics & English Language.
The course focuses on practical techniques for evaluating others' research, study design and data analysis, and effective communication of research findings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, 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)
||Short assignments will be designed to give students practice with the research techniques discussed in class.
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.
||Formative feedback will include in-class discussions of assignments and CO feedback on written assignments. In the case of written assignments, CO feedback will be given by the next class session.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- learn how to develop a research question of their own
- design an appropriate study to answer their question
- learn principles of statistical analysis
- learn effective ways of communicating research findings
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attend all lectures and departmental seminars as scheduled
|Course organiser||Prof Alice Turk
Tel: (0131 6)50 3483
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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