Upon successful completion of the course, students have
Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to
Upon successful completion of the course, students can
think and communicate critically on issues related to research ethics and methodology in general and to research methods and ethics in Translation Studies, educational research or linguistics in particular
This course is a key preparatory course for independent work on master's theses in all three programmes. Topics to be covered include general approaches to research, e.g. quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research, the role of research methodology in a research project, criteria for research quality, ethical issues, and the specifics of a selection of common methods related to the study of language and translation. Specific topics include experimental methods, corpus analysis, survey methods, and statistics.
The first part of the course (roughly 75%) covers broader issues and a selection of methods relevant for translation, educational and linguistic research. The second part of the course covers questions and issues of more specific interest, and the reading and assignments for this part are programme-specific. Three compulsory assignments train students in the kind of reading, writing, and critical thinking involved in doing research and provide practice in a selection of techniques for data analysis.
Faculty of Humanities and Education