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Research Methods (Social Practice) (CCDP40001)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeCCDP40001
Semester 1
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A weekly seminar that introduces and examines the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice-led research. This seminar acquaints students with a range of research methods and paradigms, covering key issues and practical skills relevant to the creative arts and music as relevant to artists with a socially-engaged, interdisciplinary practice. The seminar assists students in refining their research question/proposal and developing a research methodology appropriate to their project and its community context. In the seminar research skills, techniques and methodologies are demonstrated both by instruction and example.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of key research concepts and skills relevant to their chosen project;
  • critically evaluate contemporary debates and methodological traditions in the field of socially-engaged artistic research;
  • articulate a methodological framework appropriate for their project;
  • understand and apply codes of research conduct and ethical frameworks governing community-engaged research.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • the ability to engage in independent and socially-engaged artistic practice;
  • well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities ;
  • the capacity to effectively communicate the results of research and scholarship by oral and written means;
  • an ability to initiate major projects and formulate viable research questions;
  • critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature and practice;
  • an ability to manage time and to maximise the quality of research and scholarship;
  • awareness of, and facility with, scholarly conventions;
  • awareness of the relationship with and responsibility to the cultural environment and society;
  • respect for intellectual integrity, research and scholarship.

Last updated: 20 December 2018