Examination of key principles of research in the humanities, to develop broad understanding of a range of methods and hone skills in a method of each student’s choice.
This paper is one option for the MA coursework option. It is suitable for any postgraduate student in the Humanities.
|Paper title||Research Methods in the Humanities|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,162.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
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- Paper Structure
- The first half of the paper will cover core topics, including Epistemology/Ontology,
Research Ethics, Power in Research, Indigenous Research, and Understanding Research
The second half will focus in-depth on disciplinary methods.
Assessment is 100% internal.
Readings will be detailed in the course outline and will be available online or from the library.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Self-motivation, Information Literacy, Research, Communication, Critical
Thinking, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Teamwork, Lifelong Learning, Cultural
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- Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing the paper will be able to:
- Evaluate the breadth of methodological approaches in the Humanities (Interdisciplinary Perspective and Teamwork)
- Critically analyse the application of methodologies and the role of the researcher (Ethics and Cultural Understanding)
- Position one's own disciplinary approach to method within the broader scope of the humanities (Critical Thinking, Communication and Information Literacy)
- Create a depth of understanding of at least one method in own discipline (Research, Scholarship, and Self-Motivation)