Information for module PLING403
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|Module code:||PLING403(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Research Preparation B|
|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 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 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)|
|Last updated:||2012-12-06 16:20:26 by uclykab|