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Research Methods (Music Theatre) (THTR40006)

HonoursPoints: 12.5On Campus (Southbank)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeTHTR40006
Semester 1
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A weekly seminar that begins to introduce and examine the relationship between research and practice within the context of practice led research. This seminar acquaints students with a range of research methods and research paradigms, key issues and practical skills relevant to the creative arts. It assists students in refining their research question/proposal and developing a research methodology appropriate to their discipline and project. In the seminar, research skills, techniques and methodologies are demonstrated both by instruction and example.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to:

  • introduce and provide students with key research concepts and skills relevant to their chosen project;
  • introduce students to an overview of contemporary debates and methodological traditions in the field of arts-based research;
  • enable students to develop a research methodology appropriate to their discipline and project;
  • train candidates in preparation for research activities involved in higher research degrees;
  • facilitate discussion of research ethics, including codes of conduct and ethical frameworks governing research.

Generic skills

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

  • the ability to engage in independent and contextually-informed 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 artistic 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 discipline area;
  • an understanding of the relationship with and responsibility to the cultural environment and society;
  • respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethic of research and scholarship.

Last updated: 20 August 2019