2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
ARTF5101M Advanced Research Skills 1
5 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Claudia Sternberg
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Module replacesARTF5994M Essential Research Skills 1
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryAdvanced Research Skills 1 consists of two related parts: The module serves as an introduction to the extensive resources and skills support provided by the University of Leeds. Students work independently through online material offered by Skills@Library. This individually paced learning enables participants to refresh, complement and expand their research, referencing, writing and time management skills. Additionally, students and staff from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies come together in four interactive lectures. These address issues such as ‘deep’ reading and how to make the best use of databases and other digital resources. A further focus is on the rewards and challenges of working with archives or with human participants.
ObjectivesThe objectives of this module are:
- to practice advanced research skills,
- to raise awareness of methodological and practical issues,
- to showcase the wealth of resources available,
- to increase confidence,
- to encourage and facilitate aspirational and original student research.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- locate library sources and resources at the University of Leeds and beyond,
- reference appropriately,
- construct suitable and viable research strategies for essays and larger projects,
- undertake and manage projects involving archives or human participants.
Weeks 1-11: Independent online learning
Week 3: Deep Reading
Week 5: Digital Resources
Week 7: Working with/in Archives
Week 9: Working with People
Week 11: Multiple choice test
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||20.00|
|Private study hours||22.00|
|Total Contact hours||8.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||50.00|
Private studyOnline learning:
Students are expected to work through the postgraduate online resource “Skills for Success”, refreshing and updating their research skills and identifying and closing any knowledge gaps.
This time should be dedicated to making connections between coursework in other modules and the research skills addressed in Advanced Research Skills 1.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAttendance at the lectures is monitored. Students are encouraged to make direct links between the module content and their Semester One essay work. Engagement with the postgraduate online resource and the lecture content is assessed in a multiple choice test in Week 11.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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