Module Identifier LAM2920  
Module Title THE NATURE OF LEGAL RESEARCH  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Professor Christopher S P Harding  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Other staff Ms Melanie L Williams  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   22 Hours Seminar. 11x2 hour seminar and workshop sessions  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Course Work: Written bibliographical review (2000 words) Written evaluation of academic writing(2000 words) Writing exercises : abstract/hand-out/web page  
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of any element of failed written work   

Brief description

This module will provide training in the planning, organisation and design of research activity in the legal, socio-legal and cognate interdisciplinary fields; in appreciating the concept and objectives of a research thesis; and in appreciating the range and forms of relevant literature and other material and sources and their use in constructing research argument.

Content

Standard and levels of advanced research activity
Methods of argumentation
Issues of originality and use of sources for purposes of academic argument
Planning and design of research projects
Research and writing as distinct but related activities
Organisation and management of time
Written and oral dissemination of research findings
Writing styles and formats
Categories of literature and research material in the legal, socio-legal and cognate interdisciplinary fields
Designing and writing bibliographies
Methods of source citation

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7