102年第1學期-5127 研究方法 課程資訊
|Library assignments||25||Learning to use databases, find materials, ILL|
|Annotated bibliography||25||Research bibliography on a major author or topic|
|Oral presentations||25||Twenty minute presentation, conference style|
|Model thesis proposal||25||On any topic in British or American literature|
This course aims to prepare the student to conduct graduate-level research necessary for course work, the drafting of a thesis proposal, and the research and writing of an MA thesis in British and American Literature. Students will begin by learning how to utilize basic databases available at Tunghai University and other universities, libraries, and research centers in Taiwan. An annotated bibliography, covering essential primary and secondary sources on a given topic, will be completed by each student. Finally, students will be required to draft a preliminary thesis proposal. This proposal may differ from the actual proposal the student submits for approval, but it is hoped that the ideas generated in “Research Methods” will lead directly and organically to a completed thesis at the end of the student’s study program.
Giving the overview of Research Methods and insights into Research Methods components. Main topics include:
1.Clarifying the research question.
2.Research design strategy.
3.Data collection & preparation.
4.Data Analysis & interpretation.