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SOCI590 Research Dissertation

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A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.

This is a required component of the coursework option for the MA in Sociology. The topic and timeframe for completion will be determined in consultation with the dissertation supervisor.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code SOCI590
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 19 February 2021), 2nd Non standard period (29 June 2020 - 25 June 2021)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,094.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,025.00

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Limited to
MA
Eligibility
Available to students admitted to the Sociology programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts
Contact

sgsw@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Marcelle Dawson

Teaching Arrangements
Individual supervision.
Textbooks
There is no set textbook.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Self-motivation, Information Literacy, Research, Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Environmental Literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing the paper will be able to demonstrate an:
  1. Ability to design and develop a coherent and appropriate research question that draws on the theoretical and methodological knowledge of their chosen discipline. (Scholarship, Self-motivation)
  2. Ability to plan, conduct, analyse and report an original research study in their chosen discipline. (Information Literacy, Research, Communication)
  3. Aptitude for considering and evaluating evidence; for engaging in the highest ethical standards of research and scholarship; and for approaching their research with flexibility, adaptability and creativity. (Critical Thinking, Ethics)
  4. Intellectual openness and curiosity and an awareness of the limits of current knowledge in their chosen field as well as the links amongst disciplines. (Interdisciplinary Perspective)
  5. Understanding of how their research relates to society and, where appropriate, use their research to contribute to wider society, whether within or outside New Zealand, and, where appropriate, to the environment and Māori aspirations. (Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Environmental Literacy)

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 19 February 2021)

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

2nd Non standard period (29 June 2020 - 25 June 2021)

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

A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.

This is a required component of the coursework option for the MA in Sociology. The topic and timeframe for completion will be determined in consultation with the dissertation supervisor.

Paper title Research Dissertation
Paper code SOCI590
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 25 February 2022), 2nd Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 24 June 2022)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MA
Eligibility
Available to students admitted to the Sociology programme in the coursework option for the Master of Arts
Contact

sgsw@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Rebecca Stringer

Teaching Arrangements
Individual supervision.
Textbooks
There is no set textbook.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Self-motivation, Information Literacy, Research, Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Environmental Literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students successfully completing the paper will be able to demonstrate an:
  1. Ability to design and develop a coherent and appropriate research question that draws on the theoretical and methodological knowledge of their chosen discipline. (Scholarship, Self-motivation)
  2. Ability to plan, conduct, analyse and report an original research study in their chosen discipline. (Information Literacy, Research, Communication)
  3. Aptitude for considering and evaluating evidence; for engaging in the highest ethical standards of research and scholarship; and for approaching their research with flexibility, adaptability and creativity. (Critical Thinking, Ethics)
  4. Intellectual openness and curiosity and an awareness of the limits of current knowledge in their chosen field as well as the links amongst disciplines. (Interdisciplinary Perspective)
  5. Understanding of how their research relates to society and, where appropriate, use their research to contribute to wider society, whether within or outside New Zealand, and, where appropriate, to the environment and Māori aspirations. (Global Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Cultural Understanding, Environmental Literacy)

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 25 February 2022)

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

2nd Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 24 June 2022)

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