LINGS301-21B (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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Students attend a research meeting every two weeks, starting Tuesday 13th July. In the second term, the first hour of the meeting will be with your project supervisor, and the second hour will be with the class and paper convenor.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper 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 in a written format, employing disciplinary conventions
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  • Communicate research orally to an audience of peers and whanau
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Assessment

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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 Reflection 1
23 Jul 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Research Reflection 2
6 Aug 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Research Reflection 3
27 Aug 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Research Reflection 4
17 Sep 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Research Reflection 5
1 Oct 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Research Reflection 6
15 Oct 2021
No set time
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Written report
20 Oct 2021
No set time
50
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Oral presentation
27 Oct 2021
No set time
20
  • Presentation: In Class
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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Readings related to research in general will be available on the Waikato Reading List for this paper. Students will be expected to locate secondary research material related to their topic.
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Online Support

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This paper is supported online through Moodle. Students will be able to access course documents, assessment instructions and online submission portals, as well as links to the Paper Outline and the Reading List.
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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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