Postgraduate Course: Research Skills and Methods (CLLC11003)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This first-semester course introduces first-year postgraduates in LLC to Edinburgh's extensive range of electronic sources and material archives so they can generate effective research strategies.
This course provides MSc students with an introduction to the skills and methods required to conduct high-quality research. The course will familiarise students with our resources (archival, digital, and in print), the repositories that manage them, and the skills required to locate and access them. This will include an introduction to core and specialist research collections, and to the scholarly terms academics use to describe them. The course also develops skills in methodology, enabling students to undertake research appropriate to their critical approach, the requirements of specific assignments, and within respective intellectual frameworks.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
500 word commentary on a critical essay (25%)
2000 word annotated bibliography (75%)
||Students will receive substantive feedback on their initial and second submission, from the first-marker and, when required, from the second-marker. Students also will be invited to meet individually with the course organiser and workshop tutors, throughout the semester, to discuss their progress on various aspects of their research practice and training.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Locate, evaluate, and use research technologies to access a broad range of primary sources.
- Identify and formulate research problems in their area of study, drawing upon peer-reviewed secondary resources.
- Produce a full scholarly bibliography in their area of study.
|A Talis Aspire reading list is associated with this course: |
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Adam Budd
Tel: (0131 6)50 3834
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618