Research Methods For Cultural & Media Policy FTV5035

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Culture and Creative Arts
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course aims to:-

- explore key research methodologies relevant to the study of cultural policy - consisting approaches based in the arts/humanities and, as appropriate, the social sciences and,
- equip students with the key skills needed to undertake appropriate and effective research in relation to the contextualisation, development, implementation, evaluation and theory of cultural and media policy research.

Timetable

The course will consist three strands - particular emphases will depend on the prior experience of the student -
- a series of seminars and workshop activities offered through the Faculty of Arts Graduate School
- a series of seminars and workshop activities offered by CCPR staff; and,
- a series of seminars and workshop activities offered through the MPhil (Public Policy).

Requirements of Entry

Successful entry into the MLitt Programme

Assessment

One formally assessed assignment: one 2500 word scoping report for an actual or specualtive research project/dissertation. For students planning on progressing to the MLitt this report must relate to the area of study/investigation that will be developed in the Dissertation (or Group project) course

Course Aims

The course aims to:-

- explore key research methodologies relevant to the study of cultural policy - consisting approaches based in the arts/humanities and, as appropriate, the social sciences and,
- equip students with the key skills needed to undertake appropriate and effective research in relation to the contextualisation, development, implementation, evaluation and theory of cultural and media policy research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:-

- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the processes of undertaking research in relation to cultural and media policy;
- define a research question, problem or topic;
- undertake background research/literature review;
- evaluate critically the use of different research methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of research; and,
- scope fully a real (or imagined) research project relevant to the field of cultural and media policy research.