Information for module PLING499
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|Module code:||PLING499(Add to my personalised list)|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Available for students in Year(s):|
|Module prerequisites:||PLING401, PLING402, PLING403 and all modules in the relevant pathway|
|Module outline:||The dissertation requires students to carry out independent research under supervision. Students select a topic in their area of specialization that can form the focus of an extended and sophisticated research project. In the ideal case, the dissertation provides a stepping stone to further research at PhD level. Each student will choose or will be assigned a thesis supervisor who will offer support and advice in the following areas: |
- Choice of topic
- Access to relevant sources
- Access to relevant data
- Thesis plan
- Supportive but challenging evaluation of the student's developing ideas.
- Scholarly presentation of ideas
|Module aims:||The dissertation 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 dissertation, 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 critical importance of careful evaluation of emerging ideas.
- Have an understanding of the importance of careful planning and time management to the success of a larger project.
- 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:|
|Module assessment:||Dissertation (12,000 words) %.|
|Notes:||Only available to students on the MRes Linguistics|
|Taking this module as an option?:||not available as an option module|
|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)|
|Last updated:||2012-12-06 15:41:09 by uclykab|