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HI5594: RESEARCH PREPARATION IN HISTORICAL STUDIES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course consists of a mixture of two-hour group seminars and shorter one-to-one supervision with the member of staff best equipped to advise you on your dissertation topic. It will involve detailed discussion of your research ideas and planning with the aim of providing the fullest preparation for researching and writing the dissertation in the summer and research beyond. Fundamental to the success of the course are mutual feedback and support within the student group.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Robert Frost

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will provide students will an introduction to, overview of, and engagement with, the key skills necessary to conduct historical research at a graduate level. In particular the course will focus on certain specific issues especially relevant for writing generally and dissertation preparation specifically: core expectations for a level 5 dissertation; formulation of the research question; assessments of the relevant literature and methodological issues; planning of the dissertation research and writing.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25, 27, 29 - 30, 32, 34

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Summative Assessments

Dissertation review

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

1000 words.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Final Outline

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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1500 words.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Initial Topic Proposal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
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Feedback

1000 words.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Literature + Methodological Review

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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1500 words.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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