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  • Credit value: 60 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: to be confirmed
  • Assessment: a 12,000-15,000-word dissertation (100%)

Module description

A dissertation is the outcome of an extended piece of research on a specific topic within applied linguistics and communication. It should be clearly framed within the areas of specialism of our staff.

During the module you will attend empirical research skills workshops, which aim to develop your empirical research skills in the area of applied linguistics and communication. The module complements the core module Research Methods and Design, taught in Term 1, by focusing on how to design a research project and how to choose a methodology suitable for your research questions.

Indicative syllabus

  • General introduction to doing a research project
  • Ethnography
  • Interactional analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Recording, transcribing and coding
  • Classroom observation and action research
  • Questionnaire and interview
  • Experimental designs
  • Quantitative analysis and statistics
  • Group presentation