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Module code:PLING403(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Research Preparation B
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Klaus Abels
Organiser's location:Chandler House, room 1.15b
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:PLING402 
Module outline:The Research Preparation B module builds on Research Preparation A. It 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 class 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:The aims of the module are
- To prepare students for larger-scale research projects, such as the dissertation.
- To train students in reading the literature in their area of specialization
- To train students in selecting manageable research problems and in accessing relevant literature and data sources.
- To offer training in oral and visual presentation skills.
- To offer training in the scholarly presentation of ideas. 
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: 
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 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
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