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Research Project Design
||Available in 2022/23
||B991 Health and Human Sciences
||LF64 Anthropology and Archaeology
||LL36 Anthropology and Sociology
||CFG0 Natural Sciences
||LMV0 Combined Honours in Social Sciences
||LA01 Liberal Arts
- Doing Anthropological Research (ANTH1101) or a relevant methods module in another department.
- Biology, Culture and Society (ANTH2207) OR Reading Ethnography (ANTH2197) OR Debating Anthropology and Archaeology (ANTH2121)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To build upon previous methods training by providing the skills necessary to develop independent dissertation projects.
- The module prepares students for independent dissertation research through a series of lectures and practical sessions around choosing a research topic, identifying literature, selecting appropriate methods and ethical considerations.
- Understanding of the research process in anthropology and related disciplines, including the collection and manipulation of data, research design, analysis of literature, and the relationships between data and argument.
- Understanding of research ethics and data management in anthropology and related disciplines.
- Integrating data, approaches and literature from different disciplines, including social anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology.
- Preparing a dissertation research proposal in anthropology (including identifying research questions, identifying and engaging critically with literature, selecting appropriate research methods and preparing and ethics application).
- Conducting literature searches and developing library research skills.
- Developing qualitative and quantitative research skills.
- Proposal writing skills.
- Preparing an ethics application and applying ethical guidelines in research.
- Planning and time management.
- Carrying out independent research.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Hour-long lectures covering different aspects of the research process, from choosing a topic, project design, ethics and data management, and literature searches to data analysis interpretation, writing skills and developing arguments. Most lectures will be live while some may be pre-recorded.
- Workshop will provide students will the opportunity to develop their ethics proposal in a small group with support from an experienced tutor.
- Students will develop their ideas with a proposal supervisor via consultations.
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Consultations with supervisor
||Epiphany and Easter term
|Preparation and Reading
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|Dissertation proposal including ethics application
Preliminary research proposal (750 words).
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