15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module enables students to work on a practical research project that will extend their research skills in an appropriate area. The student will discuss their research training needs with the programme director, and then be matched with an appropriate supervisor who will assist them in designing and undertaking the practical project. The supervisor will provide the necessary research skills training through a combination of practical training and directed reading. Possible projects will include designing a corpus, undertaking a research question using existing corpora, collecting and analysing data from informants, undertaking an ethnographic study, creating an archive or database.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK