Research in Language Studies 5 ECTS credits (OY) - ay682380A

Aika ja paikka

Time: 25.1.-25.4.20

Place: TBA


Target group: Intermediate-level students of English Philology


Person responsible: Marjukka Käsmä (FM)


ECTS Credits: 5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work

Language of instruction: English

Learning outcomes: Upon completion the student should be able to:

  • display an understanding of research approaches to the study of language and language learning
  • display an understanding of research ethics
  • identify appropriate research strategies in the context of particular research paradigms.

Contents: The overview of research approaches will focus on, e.g. linguistic fieldwork, basic statistics for language, ethnography, ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, different types of discourse analysis and action research. Various methods for collecting and analyzing data will be dealt with.

Mode of delivery: Class sessions; collaborative work in groups and online; independent study

Learning activities and teaching methods: Variable learning activities and teaching methods following a problem-based approach; work on key readings through lectures, workshops and study circles

Prerequisites: Basic studies in English Philology recommended.

Recommended optional programme components: The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.

Recommended or required reading: To be agreed with the course teacher

Assessment methods and criteria: Active participation and course assignments. A detailed description of the assessment criteria will be available in the course workspace online.

Grading: The course utilises a numerical grading scale (1–5). In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail

Other information: The course is compulsory in the Intermediate Studies of English Philology.