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.
Lectures will be held in Semester 1, and students attend Linguistic Circle talks which are held throughout the year (MSc Applied Linguistics students, or those enrolled on Introduction to Discourse Analysis) must attend the Linguistic Circle only in Semester 2).
The course focuses on understanding and evaluating existing research, principles of research design and hypothesis testing, and effective communication of research findings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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 written answers to questions relating to assignments.
|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||Dr Claire Cowie
Tel: (0131 6)50 8392
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188