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Building directly on the skills learnt in KL3512, the student undertakes an original research project, under the guidance of their personal supervisor and course co-ordinator, and at the end of the course submits an archaeological dissertation. The session begins with the students updating the co-ordinator and each other on how their research has progressed over the summer and what they will now be doing to complete it.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: To provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they are able to complete an original piece of research on a specialist topic in Archaeology. On successful completion of the dissertation students will be able to: • Demonstrate substantial personal initiative by conducting research on a specialist topic in Archaeology • Understand the overall research process, define problems and design overall research strategies • Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of other research. • Understand the role of the researcher and ethical issues related to research • Collect, evaluate, analyse and interpret qualitative and/or quantitative data to address specific research questions. • Conduct research on a specialist topic requiring substantial individual initiative. • Understand the importance of time and project management prioritisation of work tasks. • Communicate research findings to a high standard of written and visual information. • Self-manage a longer-term research project and reflect on progress. Content: This course builds directly on skills acquired in AY 3502 (Archaeological Research Project Part I), and its KL equivalent, during which students were trained in Archaeological study methods and research design. In completing their dissertation, students will be expected to demonstrate that they can: undertake independent research, conduct advanced library searches; prepare literature reviews situating their research question in its archaeological, methodological and theoretical context; gather, analyse and interpret appropriate datasets; write and edit longer pieces of work; prepare abstracts and bibliographies; assess the ethical issues involved in original research. Students will receive supervision in the completion of their original archaeological research project.
This course may NOT be included in a graduating curriculum with the AY equivalent, AY 4002.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Examination of dissertation (100%). Resit: Not possible.
Oral feedback during equivalent session(s) using Blackboard Collaborate. Written feedback as above.