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This subject provides graduate researchers in the creative arts with the skills and tools needed to devise and conduct research. It has a focus on artistic research with components undertaken through creative work, but is also relevant to dissertation-only candidates. Through, seminars, workshops and group discussions students will engage with the key principles of artistic research, enquiry through creative works and accompanying scholarly writing.
Students will be supported in defining their research questions, developing a conceptual research framework, identifying appropriate methodologies, exploring strategies for writing and will be introduced to the fundamentals of ethics and research integrity. The assessments for the subject constitute a structured set of written documents which form the basis for confirmation of candidature.
Intended learning outcomes
Through study of this subject, students will:
- formulate relevant research questions or propositions in relation to theoretical and/or practice-based inquiry
- apply conceptual frameworks related to method and methodology to an artistic research practice
- articulate personalised strategies of reading and writing in their chosen field
- develop a working research method for their own projects or for a part of their projects in text as well as in an oral/practice based presentation.
- apply knowledge of ethics and research integrity, including University, national and international codes for ethical research conduct to their own practice
- understand university requirements for graduate researchers, including confirmation and completion requirements and processes of examination
- An ability to initiate and to formulate viable research questions
- A capacity to propose a sustained and original research enquiry
- The capacity to contextualise research within an international corpus of specialist knowledge
- An ability to evaluate and synthesize research based and scholarly literature
- An advanced understanding of key disciplinary and multi-disciplinary norms and perspectives relevant to the field
- The ability to analyse critically within and across a changing disciplinary environment
- A capacity to cooperate with and respect the contributions of fellow researchers and scholars
- A profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of research and scholarship
Last updated: 29 July 2022