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Research Seminar "Research Methodology and Design"

2023/2024
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
9
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 1-4 module

Instructors

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course aims at providing guidance in writing MA dissertations. The Research seminar strengthens research skills and introduces students to diverse methodologies in history and anthropology. During the first year, this research seminar teaches students basic aspects of a historian’s and anthropologist's craft. The course works as a workshop and includes: 1) Seminars on major methods; 2) a short mini-course on Academic Rhetoric; 3) joined seminars with students of the second years; 4) project sessions discussing provisional MA theses.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Mastering skills of academic writing and research design
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • A student compares research design
  • be able to justify the chosen research methodology
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introductory seminars
  • "Introduction to my field of inquiry"
  • Academic Rhetoric
  • Proposals and provisional MA theses
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Individual presentation “Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry”
  • non-blocking Participation in seminar discussions
  • non-blocking Review of a fellow’s proposal
  • non-blocking Project proposal
    35% Project proposal 25% Individual project “Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry” 20% Participation in seminar discussions 20% Review of a fellow’s proposal
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.25 * Individual presentation “Introducing fellows to my field of inquiry” + 0.2 * Participation in seminar discussions + 0.35 * Project proposal + 0.2 * Review of a fellow’s proposal
  • 2024/2025 3rd module
    нет экзамена
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Genre analysis: English in academic and research settings, , 1990

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Swales, J. M., & Feak, C. B. (2001). Academic Communications and the Graduate Student. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.3E2EACE3