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Module code:PLING399(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Dissertation/Project in Language Science
Credit value:60
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Prof. Valerie Hazan
Organiser's location:Rm 315, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Completion of - HCSCGH11 Research Methods: Principles, Skills and Applications and - HCSCGH10 Introduction to the Brain and Imaging the Brain  
Module outline:The project requires students to carry out independent research under supervision. The topic can be in any area of Language Sciences, but should allow the student to draw on material that was covered in the modules taken, so that the research can achieve sufficient depth and the student can show evidence of their growing mastery of the subject area.  
Module aims:The project offer students the opportunity to hone their subject-specific and generic research skills under the supervision of a trained researcher. As such, it provides students an important learning opportunity on the way to becoming a truly independent researcher.  
Module objectives:On completion of the project, students - Have an understanding of how to formulate a viable research question. - Know how to access sources relevant to their field of study. - Have an understanding of the importance of careful planning and time management to the success of a larger project. - Have an understanding of issues involved in experimental designs and data analysis relevant to their specialist subject area - Have an understanding of how to structure a scientific piece of writing. - Know how to present their ideas in a scholarly fashion.  
Key skills provided by module:- research skills - writing skills - analytic skills - oral skills 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Report (10,000 words) 100.00%. 
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Last updated:2012-05-17 14:09:14 by uclyevh