ALC8111 : Educational and Applied Linguistics Research Project
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Christopher Leyland
- Lecturer: Professor Paul Seedhouse, Dr Sara Ganassin, Dr Tony Young, Dr Muge Satar Coen, Dr Saeede Haghi, Dr Peter Sercombe, Dr Elaine Lopez, Dr Adam Brandt, Dr Spencer Hazel
- Owning School: Education, Communication & Language Sci
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
The Educational and Applied Linguistics Research Project helps the students prepare for the research phase of the IPhD programme and helps them apply the methodology and/or theory introduced in the taught modules to a novel research project. The project, with a guided size of 10,000 words, encourages students to investigate their proposed research topic and provides an opportunity to enhance analytical and writing skills.
Outline Of Syllabus
There is no formal teaching component, however, training and research skills are supported by ALC8110 and through the completion of the assignment in the other modules leading up to this. Students will meet with the allocated advisors for the project 3-5 times between June and August to discuss progress and seek advice on theoretical and methodological issues arising. The assessment to be completed for this project is research-based.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||197:00||197:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||197:00||197:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||9||1:00||9:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||197:00||197:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The taught modules undertaken in Semesters 1 and 2 (and in particular the compulsory module ALT8110) equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake independent study and research. Supervision sessions provide students with direction and advice for research plans. These sessions are also opportunities for interim feedback prior to the submission of the research project.
Independent study enables students to undertake relevant reading, investigate relevant areas, execute independent research, and develop their methodology before writing up their projects
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||M||100||10,000 word (approx) dissertation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The dissertation should demonstrate the ability to
Develop research questions
Develop an appropriate research design
Identify and execute appropriate methods of data collection and analysis
Identify and account for relevant theoretical frameworks
Account for, evaluate, and synthesise relevant literature
The dissertation should also demonstrate the feasibility of research that will be undertaken in Year 2 of the IPhD programme.