|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 2 hour lectues|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Supervision tutorials|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
This module forms part of the review of the Part II curriculum in Theatre, Film and Television Studies. The module replaces current modules - TF32410 Research Methods and the dissertation modules, TF32820/DR33720/MC32820.
This module enables students to conduct advanced supervised independent research into an area of theatre, drama, performance and scenographic studies and film, television, media and communication studies that is of particular interest to them. Students will be given the opportunity of devising, planning, researching and writing a substantive piece of critical and analytical work (10, 000 words). In addition, students will be equipped with the pre-requisite research methods which will allow them to undertake this independent research project.
Following the initial sessions, studets will be allocated a supervisor who will work with the student on refining the research proposal and on more topic-specific research methods. The remainder of the module will focus on supervisory meetings and writing the dissertation.
1. WHAT IS: a dissertation?
2. HOW TO: idetify a research question
3. HOW TO: identify a mehodology
4. HOW TO: structure and present your dissertation
5. HOW TO: write a research propsal and plan your dissertation
6. SOURCES AND RESOURCES 1: Online archives and databases
7. SOURCES AND RESOURCES 2: What is an archive and how can I use it?
8. SOURCES AND RESOURCES 3: National Library
9. Research Ethics
10. Research in Action
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||This is not developed in this module.|
|Communication||Written comunication will be developed through the writing of the dissertation. Oral communication is not formally developed in the context of this module.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students' own learning and performance will be enhanced through the regular tutorial meetings.|
|Information Technology||This is not developed explicitly in this module but students will be required to use electronic sources for research material.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Although not developed explicitly, this module may serve as a starting point fo those wishing to study at a more advanced level (e.g. taught postgraduate or doctoral level).|
|Problem solving||This is developed as an inherent part of the research process through the research questions formulated as part of the dissertation.|
|Research skills||These will be developed initially as students compile the annotated bibliography but will be developed further durin the research pocess prior to writing the dissertation.|
|Subject Specific Skills||See QAA Dance, Drama and Performace Subject Benchmak Statement (Version 2007).|
|Team work||Team work is not developed in this module given the independent nature of the dissertation.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6