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Syllabus 2018-19 - 76312001 - Research Methodology and Academic English (Research methodology and academic english)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Máster Univ. en Online en English Studies (OMIES) / Estudios ingleses
FACULTY: Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University of Jaen

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Research Methodology and Academic English
CODE: 76312001 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: BUENO GONZÁLEZ, ANTONIO
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 226 E-MAIL: abueno@ujaen.es P: 953 211823
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/filing/3396
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
NAME: PÉREZ CAÑADO, MARÍA LUISA
DEPARTMENT: U115 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
FIELD OF STUDY: 345 - FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
OFFICE NO.: D2 - 236 E-MAIL: mlperez@ujaen.es P: 953211825
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/filing/3419
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. What is research?
2. Research methods
2.1. Types of research
2.2. Qualitative research
2.3. Quantitative research
3. Research design
3.1. Starting the project
3.2. The literature review
3.3. Data collection procedures
3.4. Data analysis tools
4. Presenting research
4.1. Possible formats
4.2. In-text citation conventions
4.3. Citing bibliographical references
5. Writing an MA Dissertation
5.1. Deciding on your research project: Practical considerations. 5.2. Main sections
- Introduction
- Literature review
- Methodology
- Results and discussion
- Limitations of the study
- Lines for future research
- Conclusion
- References
5.3. Critical analysis of sample research
5.4. Planning your own research project
6. Preparing and delivering the viva voce
6.1. Common pitfalls in oral presentations and how to overcome them
6.2. Structuring oral presentations
6.3. When and how to rehearse
6.4. Presentational aids
6.5. Involving and responding to your audience
6.6. Verbal and non-verbal communication
6.7. Responding to questions

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

M5 Group/Individual tutorials on the virtual platform and through e-mail: supervision of tutored assignments.

M7 Group/Individual tutorials through video recordings: Debates.

M8 Collective/individual tutorials through video recordings and e-mail: clarification of doubts.

M9 Collective/Individual tutorials through video recordings: comments on individual assignments.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

S8 Active participation in the virtual debates in the Group Forum within the allocated dates (debates, case studies or tasks). 40%

S10 Submission of a written assignment evincing that the student masters the main concepts in the subject. 60%

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN THE VIRTUAL DEBATES (GROUP FORUM):

- Degree of participation.

- Active involvement in the topics for debate.

- Degree of interaction with the other members of the group in the forum.

- Originality in the debate contributions.

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR THE WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT:

- Adequacy to the assigned topic.

- Organization and structural clarity.

- Grammar accuracy.

- Lexical richness and appropriacy.

- The use of academic register.

- Application of specific terminology related to the subject.

- Appropriate use of  bibliographical references and citation conventions.

- Originality and critical stance.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Writing and presenting a dissertation on linguistics, applied linguistics and culture studies for un. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: [Valencia] : Universitat de València, D. L. 2015  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • On message [Recurso electrónico] : precision communication for the digital age. Edition: 1st ed. Author: Theobald, Theo, 1957-. Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, c2013  (Library)
  • Presentation skills that will take you to the top [Recurso electrónico] : collection. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: -. Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : FTPress Delivers, c2013  (Library)
  • Effective presentations [Recurso electrónico] : Student Manual. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Boston, MA : Thomson Course Technology, c2001  (Library)
  • Writing the successful thesis and dissertation [Recurso electrónico] : entering the conversation. Edition: -. Author: Clark, Irene L. Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 2006  (Library)
  • Writing and presenting a dissertation on linguistics, applied linguistics and culture studies for un. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: [Valencia] : Universitat de València, D. L. 2015  (Library)
  • Writing a thesis: a guide to long essays and dissertations. Edition: -. Author: Watson, George. Publisher: London [etc.]: Longman, 1996  (Library)
  • Using surveys in language programs. Edition: -. Author: Dean Brown, James. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, cop. 2005  (Library)
  • Conversation gambits: real English conversation practices. Edition: -. Author: Keller, Eric. Publisher: Hove: Language Teaching Publications, 1998  (Library)
  • How to make an impact [Recurso electrónico] : influence, inform, and impress with your reports, pre. Edition: -. Author: Moon, Jon. Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : FT Prentice Hall, c2008  (Library)