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ENGL1050 - An introduction to research methods in sociolinguistics
Instructor(s)
Semester
2022-2023 Second Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Friday , 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm , CPD-2.45
Prerequisite
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.

This course introduces students to a core set of research methodologies used in sociolinguistic research. Quantitative research collects and analyses numerical data, while qualitative research involves non-numerical data and attempts to resist the seductions of quantification. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in a number of quantitative and qualitative methods. These may include surveys, observations, discourse analysis, interviews, ethnography and multimodal analysis. Students will learn how to develop research projects (as a group), pose research questions, collect data and reflect on research ethics.

 

Intended learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students should have:

  • sound knowledge of the complexities involved in applying a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods to the sociolinguistic study of language use
  • an ability to develop research projects and analyze data taken from online and/or offline spaces in an appropriate, critical, curious and reflexive manner
  • the competence to present and discuss findings of their own research

 

Organisation

This course comprises of lectures, student-led group activities and workshops.

 

Assessment

Attendance and Participation  10%

Student-led activities 20%

Presentation of final project 10%

Final project 60%

 

Texts

Suggested readings will be provided throughout the course. Students are expected to source additional readings related to their research topics.


Instructor(s)
Semester
2022-2023 Second Semester
Credits
6.00
Contact Hours per week
3
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Time
Friday , 2:30 pm - 5:20 pm , CPD-2.45
Prerequisite
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.