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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- Bibliography1- Synopsis 2- Thesis Process Report 3- Written Paper: Mid Term Examination 4- Written Paper: Final Term Examination

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

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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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