Module title: Methodologies

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MUS11118
Module leader: Zack Moir
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Humanities and Culture
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2020/1, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Zack Moir
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Taught content will include lectures in which the wider philosophical discussions on the nature of scholarly/artistic research will be explored, workshops in which methods will be discussed and trialled, and small-group student-led seminars in which you will have the opportunity to discuss and receive feedback from staff and peers on the development of your own methodological approaches (LO1). You will either design a project, or focus on the work that they are undertaking in other modules, and will develop a critically reflective analysis of the various methodological considerations impaction on their practice (LO2 and LO3).

Formative Assessment:
In week 7 you will give a formal presentation to your peers in which you will give a spoken version of the ideas you plan to communicate in your essay (summative assessment for this module). This provides a valuable opportunity to test your ideas on an audience and to receive feedback from peers and staff before finalising your essay.

Summative Assessment:
Component 1:

You will submit a 3000-word essay on the topic of scholarly/artistic methodology (LO1) - specific essay questions/topics will be negotiated between students/lecturers.

Component 2:

You will give a 20 minute critically reflective presentation about the project that you have chosen to undertake, in which the focus is on the presentation and analysis of your methodologies (LO2 and LO3).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 2 3 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.25
Essay 50 1 2 3 4 12 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will focus on the exploration, critique, and application of a range of methodologies that pertain to the chosen areas of investigation/practice of the student cohort. The purpose of this module is to get you to question the nature of your practice(s) and to conduct theoretical and practical critiques and analyses of a range of qualitative, quantitative, and practice-based/led methods appropriate to your scholarly/artistic work.

During this module, consideration will be given to epistemological and ontological issues in research (traditional and practice-based), philosophies of scholarly investigation, and approaches to the development of knowledge and creative work. Research ethics and integrity will also be a key focus.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically engage with the concept of methodology and the relationship between method and context in relation to scholarly and/or artistic practice.

LO2: Develop and rationalise the use of a methodological approach for your own practice.

LO3: Plan methodological approaches for investigation in your chosen field/discipline.

LO4: Effectively communicate your methodological intentions to peers, participants, and specialists, respectively.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Methodologies (MA Music)