- Code LING8026
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
This course offers an introduction to the research approaches and methods used in linguistics, applied linguistics and other areas of research concerned with diverse linguistic and sociocultural phenomena. Key questions for emerging researchers are examined, including: (1) what counts as knowledge-building and evidence within different approaches to research, (2) what tools and techniques are available for researchers interested in linguistic and cultural practices, and (3) how to carry out research ethically. Students will explore a range of predominantly qualitative research approaches, methods and techniques, such as ethnography, co-design, mixed methods, interviews, surveys and discourse analysis, through critical reflection on studies that have employed the methods in focus. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to a personal research interest. Material submitted for assessment in this course may be incorporated into a student’s thesis.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand and apply established research approaches and techniques to identify, describe, analyse and explain linguistic and cultural phenomena;
- critically evaluate studies that use qualitative research methodologies and techniques;
- Identify and synthesise relevant literature and other information sources to form cogent interpretations and to identify research gaps;
- interrogate the role of the researcher in relation to research topics, research participants and forms of knowledge; and
- communicate effectively about research aims, methods and processes to academic, professional and general audiences.
- Engagement tasks (e.g., quizzes, forums, interactive activities) (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
- Qualitative data analysis task (1500 words) (20) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Critical evaluation of research literature (1200 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research proposal or small study and oral presentation (2000-word paper and 10-min presentation) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 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.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2793||20 Feb 2023||27 Feb 2023||31 Mar 2023||26 May 2023||In Person||N/A|