Module Identifier TF32030  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Martin Barker  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite TF30110 , TF30720  
Course delivery Tutorial    

This module is designed to direct independent student research toward the completion of a 10, 000 word dissertation through the development of research skills, writing and presentation skills in an academic context.

Learning Outcomes:

Typically, upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
- Formulate a research question with attention to what will be required in order to be able to answer it;
- Carry out independent investigations appropriate to a topic and task chosen by themselves;
- Critically evaluate the published work of others for its relevance to the topic and task chosen;
- Clearly structure and present their findings in an extended piece of writing.


Students will draw upon the research skills developed in the Research Methods to now formulate a clear and investigable research question. Under the guidance of a supervisor, they will carry out their investigations, and then present their findings in the written dissertation.

Reading Lists
** Essential Reading
Deacon, David et al. (1997) Researching Communications. Arnold
Cook, Pam and Mieke Bernink eds.. (1999) The Cinema Book. 2nd Edition. BFI
Gibaldi, Joseph. (1995) MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 4th Edition. New York: MLA of America
Sobchack, Thomas and Vivian C. Sobchack. (1980) `A Guide to Film Analysis and Criticism? in An Introduction to Film.. Toronto: Little, Brown and Company