Research Project

20 Units

This course extends students' experience with research methodology in a branch of the discipline of Linguistics. Building upon their previous development of a proposal for research (in LING6950), in this course students develop a research project. Where appropriate, and with clearance from the Faculty of Arts & Social Science Research Ethics Committee, some students will be involved in data collection to support their thesis. Students present their completed work in the form of a research thesis, and seminar presentation. The major modes of delivery are individual and small group research supervison and tutorials.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Students will be able to:

  1. Comprehensively critique, at an advanced level, theoretical and methodological aspects of a particular area of linguistic research presented in the literature.
  2. Define an answerable research question in a particular area of linguistic research.
  3. Develop a valid and feasible research design and methdology to address the question.
  4. Anticipate and plan ways to manage any ethical issues which would arise in implementing the methodology.
  5. Produce an organised and coherent written and verbal presentation of the research which conforms to the stylistic standards of published research in the discipline.

Individual consultations with supervisors to develop further understanding of particular theoretical background and research methodology Seminars for small group problem-solving and discussion Seminar presentations of students’ projects

Replacing Course(s) LING6960
Transition Students who have completed LING6960 are not permitted to enrol in this course.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge LING6950
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Ethics Application - 1,500 words, 15%, week 5 Discussion of Results - 2,500 words, 20%, week 11 Thesis - 10,000 words (externally marked), 50%, week 14
  • Presentations - Individual - Seminar Presentation of results, 15%, week 12/13
Contact Hours
  • Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for LING6955

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