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Research Skills and Dissemination Practice - PHI00085M

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  • Department: Philosophy
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Owen Hulatt
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module summary

This module is intended to develop the student's understanding of what is required in academic research, and provide support in preparing them for their dissertation. It will also give students experience of all aspects of dissemination of philosophical research, including collaboratively organising a conference at which each student will present and defend a paper. 

 

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

This module is intended to develop the student's understanding of what is required in academic research, and provide support in preparing them for their dissertation. It will also give students experience of all aspects of dissemination of philosophical research, including collaboratively organising a conference at which each student will present and defend a paper. 

 

Module learning outcomes

  • By the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Be better able to understand the demands of advanced research in Philosophy, and to engage with work at this level.

  • Have developed their understanding of good practice in philosophical research.

  • Have improved their academic skills and research abilities.

  • Have developed their ability to identify and develop a set of research questions on the basis of critical engagement with a body of literature.

  • Have delivered a conference paper and defended it in discussion.

  • Organise research events collaboratively.

Module content

The Autumn will be dedicated to a discussion of Research Proposals, discussion of colloquia, and delivering skills provision. The Spring term will be dedicated to discussing the colloquia and writing up the Reflective Journal, and any remaining skills provision. The conference arrangements will be self-organized by the students across the Spring and Summer terms. The Dissertation Outline and Indicative Bibliography will be discussed across the Spring Term, but the lion's share of the discussion for this task will take place between the student and selected dissertation supervisor.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Dissertation Outline and Indicative Bibliography
N/A 30
Essay/coursework
Group Conference Organisation Funding Proposal
N/A 10
Essay/coursework
Reflective Journal
N/A 20
Essay/coursework
Research Proposal
N/A 20
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Conference Presentation
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Additional assessment information

Formative Work

  • One short presentation during one of the seminars in the Autumn Term.

Summative Work

  • 1,000-word research proposal to be submitted on Monday, Week 1 of Spring Term. (20% of module mark)
  • Reflective journal (5 entries, 1,500-2,000 words overall) to be submitted on Monday, Week 1 of Summer Term. (20% of module mark)
  • Conference organisation - Group Funding Proposal, Week 10, Spring Term. (10% of overall module mark)
  • Conference presentation, Week 6, Summer Term. (20% of overall module mark)
  • 2,000-word dissertation outline and indicative bibliography to be submitted on Monday, Week 8 of Summer Term. (30% of overall module mark)

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Dissertation Outline and Indicative Bibliography
N/A 30
Essay/coursework
Group Conference Organisation Funding Proposal
N/A 10
Essay/coursework
Reflective Journal
N/A 20
Essay/coursework
Research Proposal
N/A 20
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Conference Presentation
N/A 20

Module feedback

Feedback on formative work will be returned within 2 weeks of submission.

Feedback on summative work will be returned within 4 weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

There is no indicative reading for this module.



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