• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Latin American Languages, Digital Humanities
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jane Simpson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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The study of language requires both the collection of data and the analysis of that data.  Each of these can be approached in a range of ways, depending on the goals of the study.  In this course, students will consider how their research questions are best answered,  what methods they will use to collect data, and how that data is best analysed.  They will identify and critically evaluate methods of data gathering and interpretation.  They will be guided through writing a part of their own thesis project. This will involve four elements: 1) setting their research question within the relevant research context, 2) identifying the data needed to answer their research question,  3) identifying the methods needed to analyse their data, and 4) drafting a section of the thesis itself.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Critically compare and discriminate between different research methodologies.
  2. Critically assess the appropriateness of various methodological approaches to data collection and analysis.
  3. Design, carry out and present (in both a written and oral format) a research project.

Indicative Assessment

Critical Summary: 1000 words 15% (LO 1, 2)

Research Proposal: 2000 words 35% (LO 3)

Research Review: 5000 words 40% (LO 3)

Oral Presentation: (15 mins; PowerPoint submitted to instructor) 10% (LO 1, 2, 3)

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS or HART2), Bachelor of Languages Honours (HLANG), Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Honours (HMECA) or Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA), or have completed 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR).

Prescribed Texts

Available from the course Wattle site

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5640
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $8640
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3687 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8688 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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