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Postgraduate Course: Research Skills and Methods (ARCH11081)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will introduce students to the materials and expertise required to conduct postgraduate research.

It will introduce Edinburgh's extensive range of research resources (print and electronic) as well as archives, special collections and the academic context of the institution (such seminar series, public lectures, postgraduate conferences and journals). It will familiarise the students with skills necessary to embark on their postgraduate research, recognize the research methodologies that these resources serve so they can lead to effective research strategies.

All course enrollments for this course are done strictly through the Course Secretary.
Course description The course offers a series of workshops and seminars some focused on specific research skills, others broad in scope to encourage explorations across disciplines, methodologies, and modes of inquires.

The course will provide students with a general introduction to postgraduate research and will give them the scope and opportunity to produce solid preliminary research on topics that they choose.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements All course enrollments for this course are done strictly through the Course Secretary.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  27
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 15, Formative Assessment Hours 8, Summative Assessment Hours 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 126 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course assessment is based on an essay, up to 4,000 words, investigating and experimenting with the selected modality/form of writing in relation to the research topic/interest.
Feedback Formative feedback will be provided through discussions of in-class presentations of writing.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply research skills and methodologies of interdisciplinary research to developing their specific topic of interest.
  2. Make use of and evaluate a variety of research tools.
  3. Address issues of copyright, confidentiality, data protection and other ethical issues.
  4. Communicate with colleagues about their research.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 hour(s) per week for 11 week(s).
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr Killian Doherty
Tel: (0131 6)51 5837
Course secretaryMr Daniel Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
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