Course Title : Research Methods
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
ELL 502-1 A 2 4 0 0 4.00 6
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description
Objectives
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction to research methods _ basic research issues : Hypothesis
2Ethics and Philosophy of research _ Schools and paradigms
3The basic principles of research: validity, reliability, assessment, etc .
4Some methods of research , ethnography , text and discourse analysis
5Some research methods , statistical analysis or comparative data , graphs , tables , curves ,
6Some methods of research , surveys , interviews , essays (types )
7Some research methods : qualitative and quantitative methods
8Linguistic research issues : style & organization
9Linguistic research issues : grammatical problems
10Linguistic research issues : writing
11Linguistic research issues : structuring and composing
12Linguistic research issues : literary review / framework
13Other research issues : marking , citation and bibliography
14Revising
15Projects
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1To get acquainted with the main research methods in literary studies and methodology.
2To increase their awareness of ethnographic work, including conceptualizing a study, observations, interviewing, analysis, and textualisation.
3To learn to attend to the politics of what researchers do and do not do.
4Increase critical thinking skills. Demonstrate this by seriously considering multiple viewpoints and perspectives in class discussions, in-class writing, group discussions, and the final project.
5Apply course material to ones own research. Demonstrate this through participation in in-class discussions and activities, and in applying course concepts to class assignments.
6Become active in the process of seeking, analyzing, and synthesizing information.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms130
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects140
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade70
Contribution of final examination to overall grade30
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 11010
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11010
Other 000
Total Work Load 150
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 6
ECTS 6

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