Course Title : Research Methods
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ISC 401-2 A -1 4 0 0 4.00 6
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Description This is not so much a course on how to write a thesis, but rather, how to write your own thesis. While there will some time devoted to theory, this semester study will be primarily focused on the application – the doing, the writing. By the end of this semester you will have accomplished a good portion of your thesis work. You will then have the time, in consultation with your thesis supervisor, for additional research and writing. This course will put you in a good position to successfully complete, submit, and defend your thesis at the end of your ELL MSc Studies.
Objectives By the end of this course you will have completed the following: • A working knowledge of MLA/APA Style Requirements; • Thesis Supervisor Assignment; • Thesis Abstract; • Notes on Ten Secondary Articles/Books; • Two Thesis Outlines; • Two Chapter Outlines; • One Chapter Draft; • Bibliography.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Course Introduction
2Plagiarism and Research Notes
3Style, Bibliography, Citations
4Style, Bibliography, Citations
5Thesis and Chapter Outlines
6Abstract
7Abstract
8Abstract
9Work-in-Progress
10Work-in-Progress
11Work-in-Progress
12Work-in-Progress
13Thesis Formatting
14Thesis Formatting
15Tips on the thesis
16Final Exam
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Textbook
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Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
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Learning Outcomes and Competences
1A working knowledge of MLA/APA Style Requirements
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms140
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects120
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14570
Assignments 177
Midterms 100
Final examination 100
Other 000
Total Work Load 141
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.64
ECTS 6

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