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Module code:PLING402(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Research Preparation A
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Ad Neeleman
Organiser's location:Chandler House, room 1.10
Organiser's email:a.neeleman@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:The Research Preparation module engages the student in a number of linked activities that contribute towards their preparation for the dissertation (and larger research projects in general) and towards developing their skills in communicating complex ideas to a variety of audiences. Teaching will normally consist of
- Participation in an advanced course in the area of specialization
- One-to-one meetings with a supervisor
- Specialist reading group(s), bringing together research staff and research students, where students will lead discussion of current research papers.
- Student-led seminar bringing together students from all three strands of the MRes, where students will present the content of a current research papers to a less specialist audience.
 
Module aims:Students will learn how to
- Identify a manageable problem
- Set realistic goals
- Access relevant literature and data
- Evaluate relevant literature and data
- Write a small-scale research paper
- Present research papers to a non-specialist audience 
Module objectives:On completion of this module, students
- Have an understanding of the factors that enter into the selection of research problems.
- Have an understanding of how to evaluate research papers in their area.
- Have an understanding of how to communicate complex ideas to a non-specialist audience.
- Have an understanding of how to structure a scientific paper  
Key skills provided by module: 
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PLING402 
Module assessment:One essay (3,000 words) 100.00%.
 
Notes:Only available to students on the MRes Linguistics 
Taking this module as an option?:not available as an option module 
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Last updated:2012-12-06 15:33:23 by uclykab