MEDIA592-21X (HAM)

Dissertation

60 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Arts
Screen and Media Studies

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: vanessa.mclean@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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Under supervision, students will progress through the relevant stages of generating a high-quality dissertation on a topic of their choosing. Projects can be traditional research or practice-related. Over the course of 26 weeks, students will engage with relevant scholarly readings, devise an appropriate methodology, and investigate a topic related to Screen and Media studies.

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Paper Structure

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Students will meet with their supervisor at arranged times to fulfil the paper requirements.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research process
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  • Produce high-quality dissertation
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  • Devise relevant methodologies in Screen and Media research
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  • Engage with relevant literature to support arguments
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  • Develop critical thinking skills
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Assessment

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All items of assessment will be agreed upon between supervisor and student. Due dates will be set based on individual student start and end dates.
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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. Literature Review
29 Mar 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Seminar Presentations (in class assessment beginning 22 March)
25 Mar 2021
No set time
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Research Proposal (2000 words due 7 May)
10 May 2021
No set time
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Practical creative practice exercise with exegis (due 6 June)
9 Jun 2021
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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Will be agreed upon between supervisor and student.

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Recommended Readings

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Online Support

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Supported through Moodle.
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Workload

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Students will be expected to work independently in co-ordination with their allocated supervisor. Students are responsibly for maintaining regular contact with staff and completing writing/practical assignments set by the supervisor.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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MEDIA501: Critical and Creative Approaches to Research

MEDIA507: Theory and Research in Action

MEDIA508: Creative Practice Research

MEDIA590: Directed Study

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: SMST592

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