|| ED31220 |
|| MAJOR DISSERTATION |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Mrs Rosemary O Cann |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Mrs Ffion M Hoare |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Continuous Assessment: an extended esay of approximately 10,000 words ||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.|| |
On completion of this module, a student should be able to demonstrate an ability:
to undertake independent study;
to plan and present an extended investigation: aims; literature review; methods; analysis;
to demonstrate skills which are associated with library-based study: effective use of bibliographic searches; an ability to choose relevant sources; a sound knowledge and understanding of sources; critical interpretation of sources; an ability to synthesise sources; an ablity to present coherent argument;
to demonstrate research skills in a small-scale investigation: an appropriate method of data collection; an appropriate method of data analysis; an awareness of ethical and legal issues in data collection; to apply the results of the analysis to the aims of the dissertation.
This module provides students with an opportunity to investigate a topic of their own choice, in consultation with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. It involves independent study under the guidance of a member of staff. It necessitates wide reading, leading to an extended essay. It requires library-based study and typically involves small-scale empirical investigation. Prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies is needed before pre-registering and registering on this module.
to encourage independent study;
to develop skills which are associated with library-based study;
to achieve knowledge and understanding of a topic which is chosen by a student and approved by the Department.
to develop research skills in a small-scale investigation.
No set syllabus. A plan of study is worked out by the student under the guidance of a member of staff.
** Recommended Consultation
Fabb, Nigel & Alan Durant (1993) How to Write Essays, Dissertations & Theses in Literary Studies
Watson, George (1987) Writing a Thesis - A Guide to Long Essays and Dissertations
This module is at CQFW Level 6