|Year of offer||2019|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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.
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.