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AT3529: RESEARCH PROJECT PART 1 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

It will introduce students to the necessary skills required for carrying out an undergraduate level research project in anthropology, and is an essential prelude to the dissertation. In it, students will identify a research project of their choice, and will be guided through the necessary steps and skills required for the production of a 4000 word project proposal.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor David G. Anderson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

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

  • Programme Level 3
  • MA Anthropology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • AT3029 Research Project Part 1 (Studied)
  • AT3517 Anthropology Research Project Part 1 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course consists of seminars and workshops that will address the following issues, essential to the building of a viable anthropological research project:

  • How to formulate viable research questions;

  • How to do a literature search;

  • How to write literature reviews;

  • How to formulate research questions informed by the existing literature;

  • How to identify appropriate research methods;

  • How to assess the practicalities and ethical issues raised by a project.

Having identified the research project they hope to carry out, students will be supervised by a member of staff while they write a proposal for their honours research. The course comprises two hours a week - a combination of seminars, workshops and individual supervision – plus required and optional reading.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39 - 41

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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2x Minutes of Supervision

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Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

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600 word Project Outline

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Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

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4000 word proposal

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