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ET120 - Research, Academic and Professional Skills

  • Module code: ET120
  • Module name: Research, Academic and Professional Skills
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to: • Introduce students to basic concepts in research and essential characteristics of effective research. • Introduce a range of data collection methods and analytical options, both quantitative and qualitative, relevant to language, culture and communication. • Familiarise students with ethical issues in research. • Familiarise students with current issues in researching language, culture and communication. • Introduce students to academic conventions, procedures and considerations relevant to study in higher education. • Enable students to develop key communication skills and use these effectively. • Enable students to develop relevant academic skills and deploy these in their work.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, the student should be able to: Subject knowledge and understanding • Specify the minimum criteria for adequate research. • Identify different approaches to research and the paradigmatic orientations underlying these. • State the criteria, considerations and procedures necessary to ensure that ethical requirements are met. • Identify and describe core methods for collecting data in language, culture and communication. • Describe relevant procedures for analysing data quantitatively and qualitatively. • Identify key issues in research on language, culture and communication. • Demonstrate familiarity with and ability to use appropriately generic features of research designs and procedures found in published research articles. Key skills • Read and critically respond to relevant academic articles and books • Participate in group tasks and discussions • Communicate effectively in English in mixed cultural groups • Show understanding of the ethical dimension in research and respond appropriately to ethical challenges • Plan and manage time effectively Cognitive skills • Formulate precisely focused, answerable questions. • Identify relationships between questions and procedures designed to provide responses to them. • Perform basic calculations and follow specifiable analytical procedures in order to develop responses to specific questions. • Recognise cultural and organisational patterns and signals in written and spoken texts Professional skills • Identify and respond to a professional/intercultural issue or situation requiring further investigation. • Conduct systematic literature reviews by using different search engines and strategies

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours contact per week in Term 1 plus revision sessions

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ba/modules/

Other essential notes

15 CATS

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET120-15)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with French (with Year Abroad) (Q2R1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with German (with Year Abroad) (Q2R2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Italian (with Year Abroad) (Q2R3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Spanish (with Year Abroad) (Q2R4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Portuguese (with Year Abroad) (Q2R5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Russian (with Year Abroad) (Q2R7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Chinese (with Year Abroad) (Q2T1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Japanese (with Year Abroad) (Q2T2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Linguistics with Arabic (with Year Abroad) (Q2T6) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate French Studies and Linguistics (R1Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate German Studies and Linguistics (R2Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Italian Studies and Linguistics (R3Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages and Linguistics (R9Q1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Hispanic Studies and Linguistics (R4Q1) - Year 1
Optional

N/A