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Research Paper (Social Practice) (CCDP40003)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeCCDP40003
Semester 2
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The supervised research paper will identify and critically reflect on an issue persuasively presented as relevant to the candidate's major project. The key task of the research paper is to demonstrate that candidate comprehends their situation as a cultural producer within an artistic field of comparable activity. The research paper demonstrates the candidate’s capacity for refined investigation that can critically address contemporary contexts of production, as well as identify thematic, political and historical issues that pertain to the major creative project. Students are expected to present aspects of their research to their peers and produce a 5,000 - 7,000 word research paper for examination at the completion of the year.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of an area of theoretical study relevant to social practice and community engagement;
  • identify, investigate and test their independent research activity;
  • communicate research in a seminar situation among peers and staff;
  • demonstrate independent knowledge and application of research methodologies.

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 appropriate to the discipline
• 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
• a capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature and socially-engaged practice
• an ability to manage time and to maximise the quality of research and scholarship
• an understanding of, and facility with, scholarly conventions in the field
• an understanding of the relationship with and responsibility to the cultural environment and society; respect for intellectual integrity, research and scholarship

Last updated: 20 December 2018