• Methodology of Research Writing

     

     

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    3rd Semester

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    Introduction to the Course: Doing Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Main characteristics of the two fields; differences and similarities; students' general tasks.

     download « Doing Research in the Social Sciences.pdf »

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    Plagiarism: What is? Definition; types; sanctions.

    Why avoiding Plagiarism? The Importance of Scientific/ Academic Research; producing and sharing knowledge.

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    Borrowing Material: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing    Download (click here)

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    How to Format and/ or Alter Quotations      Download (click here)   

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    Citing Sources: The MLA Style: In-text citations       Download "click here"

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    December 01 and 05, 2013 

    Citing Sources: The MLA Style: The "Works Cited" Page    Download "Works Cited" (click here)

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    Citing Sources: The APA Style

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    4th Semester: Some material

    Locating the material in a source/ Examples of Index pagesexample 1  example 2  example 3

    Methodology terms to be understood and learnt:               Download « methodology glossary.pdf »

    Evaluating Sources/ Types of Periodicals:                                  Download « types of periodicals.pdf » 

    Evaluating Sources :                                             Download « Evaluating Sources.pdf »

    Using Note Cards: Layout:                                                        Download « Layout of Note Cards.pdf » 

  • 1.       Identifying and Developing a Research Topic

    -          Requisites : Knowledgeability – Interest – Stamina

    2.       Identifying and Locating Potential Sources

    -          The citation trail; contents; indexes; abstracts; works cited

    3.       Evaluating Sources

    -          External Evaluation

    -          Internal Evaluation

    -          Reliability and Relevance of Sources: the example of articles and periodicals

    4.       Borrowing Material: Using Note Cards

    -          Benefits of Note Cards

    -          Types of Note Cards

    -          Layout of Note Cards

    -          Using Note Cards

     


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    2nd year Licence

    3rd semester syllabus:

    1. Introduction: Doing Research in the Field of Humanities and Social Sciences

        a) The Humanities

        b) The Social Sciences

    2. Plagiarism

        a) What is? Definition, Types, Sanctions.

        b) Avoiding Plagiarism: Why? Understanding the nature of academic research, the process of sharing ideas, knowledge.

        c) Avoiding Plagiarism: How? Acknowledging Borrowed Material.

    3. Acknowledging Borrowed Material

        a) Types of Material

        b) Borrowing Material: Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing

        c) Citing Sources

    4. Citing Sources in Academic Writing

        a) Different Styles: MLA, APA, ...

        b) The MLA Style: In-text citations (cases and examples)

        c) The MLA Style: the Works Cited page(s)(cases and examples)

        d) The APA Style: Cases and Examples

     

     


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