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EL5053 - Methods of Language Research I

Credit Points: 20

Course Co-ordinator: Dr Mark Garner

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to registered postgraduate students or by permission of the Head of School.

This Course will train postgraduate students in the methods involved in Linguistic research. The course introduces the student to bibliographic research and the use of electronic resources and corpora. This course also provides an introduction to hypothesis generation and testing, data elicitation, qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

The student will gain knowledge and understanding of:

- Bibliographic research techniques
- The formulation and testing of a research hypothesis
- Basic statistical analysis
- Basic qualitative analytical methods
- The planning and timetabling of their own research project

1 two-hour seminar per fortnight.

Detailed research proposal (60%), annotated bibliography (40%).