105年第1學期-5127 研究方法 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 10人,已有4人選讀,尚餘名額6人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Library assignments 20 Learning to use databases, find materials, ILL
Annotated bibliography 20 Research bibliography on a major author or topic
Oral presentations 20 Twenty minute presentation, conference style
Model thesis proposal 20 On any topic in British or American literature
Research essay 20 On any text studied in class

授課教師

John Shufelt

教育目標

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.-- Research skills -- Library training -- Annotated bibliography -- Oral presentation of research -- Thesis proposal

課程概述

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. 5.Research reporting. 6.Management decision.

課程資訊

參考書目

MLA Research Guide and Handbooks (several editions)
Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600)
Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1966)
Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)
Orwell, 1984 (1948)