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COM528 Seminar in Cultural Performance (16)

Abstract

This subject examines the planning and conduct of research in cultural performance. It provides students with the resources to carry out a detailed research design and comprehensive literature review as a background to later dissertation research. The subject provides a critique of draft dissertations within a seminar situation. Following review and consultation the final dissertation proposal is submitted.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Assumed Knowledge

COM527

Enrolment restrictions

Master of Arts (Communication - Cultural Performance) To be completed before dissertation is undertaken.
Incompatible subject(s)
COM522

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
be able to:
- understand major research methodologies within cultural performance
- assess research practices employed in cultural performance projects
- utilise research techniques and apply them to a detailed research plan
- critically evaluate literature review strategies
- carry out a comprehensive literature review and dissertation proposal

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
Preparation of a comprehensive dissertation proposal which details: - the dissertation topic, and statement about the feasibility of completing the research - the questions or hypothesis - a statement about the theoretical framework underlying the research - an annotated bibliography and literature review of the principal published research which is relevant to the topic of the dissertation - the research design, including the method or methods to be employed, and a comprehensive timetable for completion of the dissertation - a statement about the analytical procedures to be employed - a draft table of contents

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 2 day residential school. Lectures and demonstration of dissertation research models. Seminars and oral presentation of dissertation proposals by students.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.