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Course Contents

• Introduction to Research • Characteristics of Research • Characteristics of the Researcher • Types of Research: Basic, Applied, Developmental • Classification of Research: Library, Field, Lab • Components of the research process • Types of Research Methodology: Qualitative, Quantitative, Correlation/Regression Analysis, Experimental, Meta-Analysis etc. • Academic Disciplines of Dissertation • How to plan your dissertation: Step by step study • Art Criticism • How to write a Research Paper • Introduction to Chicago Manual Style and report writing • Writing End Notes, Foot notes and Bibliography • Writing Edition, Volume, page number and Chapter in Notes and Bibliography • Writing Website in Notes and Bibliography • Giving Citations for a Visual Reference, Illustrations and Photographs used in writing Thesis • Critiques of articles • Survey Questionnaire • Research Proposal/ Thesis Synopsis • Writing Thesis 1- Title Pages 2- Certificate, Contents, Acknowledgements, Declaration, Abstract 3- Main body: Introduction, Literature Review, Design/Research Methods, Survey Report, Product Development 4- Conclusion and Recommendations 5- Illustration/list of figures 6- Bibliography

Course Synopsis

This course will provide an opportunity for participants to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and approaches. The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. To guide the students to undertake a piece of individual research work and thoroughly examine an aspect of the subject that they should study closely.To enable the students to develop a set of valuable research and writing skills.To train students to think analytically, synthesize complicated information, write well, and organize time.To document research in the form of a dissertation by following academic conventions.Ethics of research / plagiarism.Materials research studies will be discussed and a project based upon those resources will be required. All assignments will be critiqued in class. Writing Survey Questionnaire and Survey Report.The difference between Intrinsic and Extrinsic analysis?How to Critique Artwork

Course Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, the students will: • Understand research terminology • Be aware of the ethical principles of research, ethical challenges and approval processes • Be able to construct an effective questionnaire that employs several types of survey questions. • Describe quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches to research • Identify the components of a literature review process • Critically analyze published research • Provides an understanding of the material nature of historic costume and textile objects, guidelines for reporting the physical condition of objects, and photo-documentation methods. • To identify and a formulate researchable topic or question • Write research proposals • Assess the literature and identify relevant resources for the research • Read and analyses the sources to identify relevant materials • Extract / take notes (summarize / paraphrase) useful data from the sources • Synthesis relevant data from different sources • Critique consulted literature • Acknowledge used sources accurately • Construct an appropriate research design • Implement the design to collect primary data • Write an academic research dissertation/ Thesis Process Report • Present research reports orally

Research Methodology 4-part 1 , Research Study designs Part 1

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Book Title : Report Writing (skill training course)
Author : Margaret Greenhall.
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