• 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- Bibliography1- Synopsis
2- Thesis Process Report
3- Written Paper: Mid Term Examination
4- Written Paper: Final Term Examination
• 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
Critical analysis on international textile artists
Book Title : Handbook of Research Methodology: A Simplified Version
Author : Zamalia Mahmud
Edition : 2008
Publisher : University Publication Centre (UPENA)
Book Title : The Chicago Manual of Style
Author : University of Chicago Press
Edition : 2003
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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