• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Social Research, Sociology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Carmel O'Shannessy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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Qualitative Research Methods in Language Studies will give students the opportunity to explore the different types of qualitative research methodologies used within applied linguistics, linguistics and language and culture research. Emphasis will be given to an examination of what counts as evidence within a qualitative research framework and how qualitative research evidence can be evaluated. Students will examine a range of qualitative research methodologies, such as case study, ethnography, participant observation, interviews, questionnaires, discourse analysis. They will explore key approaches through reflecting critically on studies which have employed the methods in focus and through experiencing research techniques used in selected approaches. Students will apply this knowledge to a personal research interest.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Understand and apply qualitative research techniques and methods.
  2. Critically evaluate studies which use qualitative research methodologies.
  3. Write a research proposal or literature review.
  4. Present a research proposal or literature review.

Indicative Assessment

Qualitative analysis assignment (1000 words, 25%) [Learning Outcome 1]
Critical evaluation of qualitative research literature (2000 words, 25%) [Learning Outcome 1, 2]
Research proposal or literature review including oral presentation (3000 words, 50%) [Learning Outcome 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

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

Specialisations

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4103 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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