LINGS301-19B (HAM)

Research Apprenticeship

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts
General and Applied Linguistics

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Paper Description

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This paper provides students with an opportunity to pursue an extended research project, in a sub-discipline of linguistics or anthropology (e.g. sociolinguistics, typology, documentation, anthropology), focusing on a heritage language/culture. It is particularly recommended for those considering postgraduate study in any Arts or Social Science subject.
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Paper Structure

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In weeks 1-6 of this paper, students will attend a weekly lecture/workshop where they will be led through the process of formulating a research question, and designing a research project to address that question. After week 6, students will work independently on their chosen research project, meeting weekly with the course lecturer and/or their project supervisor for guidance and support.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Formulate a research question and identify an appropriate methodology to address the research question
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  • Formulate/adapt a research instrument and use this to collect relevant data
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  • Engage with ethical issues relevant to the discipline
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  • Identify and employ a specific frame to analyse or interpret data
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  • Communicate research orally to an audience of peers and whanau
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  • Communicate research in a written format, employing disciplinary conventions
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Assessment

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Project proposal, ethics application and annotated bibliography

Students are strongly advised to begin preparation of their project proposal, ethics application and annotated bibliography as soon as these topics have been taught in class during Weeks 1-5 of the paper. Templates for each of these tasks will be provided. Students may find it helpful to collaborate with others during the preparation, however, the work should be completed independently.

Oral presentation

At the end of the semester (Week 15 - Study Week), students will present their project and findings in a short 10 minute presentation to their fellow class members. Guidelines to help with structuring and delivering an oral presentation will be provided in Week 6. Date for the presentations will be finalised closer to the time.

Written report

The written report will comprise a minimum of 3,000 words and a maximum of 4,000 words. The format for the report, and advice for writing it up will be provided in Week 6.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Research Proposal
9 Aug 2019
4:30 PM
20
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
2. Ethics Application and Annotated Bibliography
9 Sep 2019
4:30 PM
30
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
3. Oral presentation Study Week
20
4. Written report
25 Oct 2019
4:30 PM
30
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required readings for this paper relate to the lecture topics in weeks 1-6, and will be assigned weekly. During this time, students will also be expected to read the literature appropriate to their chosen research topic.
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Online Support

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This paper is supported online through moodle. The course reading list (for weeks 1-6) can be accessed through moodle, and templates for completing the project proposal, annotated bibliography, ethics application, and oral and written presentations will also be available there.
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Workload

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Expected workload for this paper is approximately 9 hours per week as appropriate for a 15 point paper. This includes lecture attendance (weeks 1-6 only), and the time necessary for designing and undertaking the research project.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: LINGS201 or LINGS203 or LING203 or any ANTHY200 paper.

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