Research & Study Methods for English                                                        Session 1:                    ...
OutlineThe Module               What are the aims of              this module?               What will you learn?       ...
Warm up   What does it mean to          “research” literature?
“The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where one question grew                      b...
Part 1:Reading as Research
BreakPlease be back in your seat in 15mins
Part 2:Re-tracing the steps
Part 3:Buried treasure/trapdoor?
ResearchProposals   Workshop Section
Next Session                                   Session 2:                  Working Practices                  Writing Rese...
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MA Research Methods 1: Research Skills for English

  1. 1. Research & Study Methods for English Session 1: Research Skills for English
  2. 2. OutlineThe Module  What are the aims of this module?  What will you learn?  Building good habits  Establishing a theoretical framework
  3. 3. Warm up What does it mean to “research” literature?
  4. 4. “The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where one question grew before.” Thorstein Veblen 1857-1929: University of California Chronicle (1908) research The systematic search for answers to certain questions, often using empirical evidence but also using logical arguments and reflection on social understandings. The search may aim at discovering facts, putting forward theories, increasing understanding, and/or changing practice. M.G. "research" A Dictionary of Education. Ed. Susan Wallace. Oxford University Press, 2009. research The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. "research noun" The Oxford Dictionary of English (revised edition). Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2005.
  5. 5. Part 1:Reading as Research
  6. 6. BreakPlease be back in your seat in 15mins
  7. 7. Part 2:Re-tracing the steps
  8. 8. Part 3:Buried treasure/trapdoor?
  9. 9. ResearchProposals Workshop Section
  10. 10. Next Session Session 2: Working Practices Writing Research Questions Project Management Reviewing Secondary Literature

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