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LING 4009 - Honours Linguistics Research Methods

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours program
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Completed degree (72 units) including 24 units Linguistics Major
Assessment: 1500 word individual presentation (25%), 3000 word literature review (30%), 3000 word draft research proposal (45%)

This course introduces students to the range of research tools which are currently used in studies within the field of linguistics. The focus of the course is on the theoretical and empirical investigation of real-world problems in which language is central. Research is defined as a process of scientific investigation with the aim to create new knowledge. The process of research involves defining problems or issues which it may be useful to investigate more deeply or from an additional perspective or by using innovative resources. It involves collecting, organising, analysing and interpreting data, with the aim to contribute to an existing stock of knowledge. As part of the process of working with data students will be introduced to the broad field of research, differentiating between primary research, secondary research and the research paradigms of quantitative research and qualitative research. The course also introduces specific methodologies including observation, questionnaire, interview, focus group, ethnographic study, conversational analysis, text analysis and discourse analysis, all of which are currently used within Linguistics.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
19493 SE01 10 10 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 9am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 9am - 12pm Barr Smith South, 1063, Teaching Room