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LING495 Thesis Preparation

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A year-long paper to introduce contemporary qualitative and quantitative research methods in linguistics and applied linguistics which are then extended into developing an individual research proposal.

This paper equips students with the knowledge and skills required to plan and do research in linguistics and applied linguistics. It covers a range of research approaches and methods including survey research, correlational research, experimental research, corpus analysis, case studies, ethnographic research, narrative inquiry and action research. It also includes topics on research ethics and integrity, doing literature review and writing a research proposal.

Paper title Thesis Preparation
Paper code LING495
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
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Limited to
MA(Thesis)
Eligibility

Suitable for students taking the MA in linguistics and applied linguistics.

Contact

minh.nguyen@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Minh Nguyen

Paper Structure

This paper equips students with knowledge and skills required to plan and do research in linguistics and applied linguistics. It covers a range of research approaches and methods including survey research, correlational research, experimental research, corpus analysis, case studies, ethnographic research, narrative inquiry and action research. It also includes topics on research ethics and integrity, doing literature review and writing a research proposal.

Textbooks

There are no prescribed texts for this course.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should develop

  • Good knowledge of major research perspectives and key principles for undertaking quantitative and qualitative research in linguistics/ applied linguistics
  • Practical skills in collecting and analysing different types of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Ability to use secondary resources (e.g. research literature) to identify a specific research issue, develop a study to address the issue and write a literature-supported proposal that meets the standards for a master’s thesis
  • Understanding and awareness of research integrity and ethical standards in research involving human participants

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard