|| TF32820 |
|| DISSERTATION |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Professor Martin J Barker |
|| Semester 2 |
|| TF32410 |
| Course delivery
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 4 x half-hour tutorials, by arrangement, in tutors' rooms |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Dissertation: 10,000 word dissertation For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml
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.
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.
** Essential Reading
Deacon, David et al (1997) Researching Communications
This module is at CQFW Level 6