Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE DOC6005

 
TITLE Articulating the Research Gap in the Doctoral Thesis

 
LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

 
ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

 
DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

 
DESCRIPTION
The workshop will focus on the research gap as the driving force of the doctoral thesis. It will examine the practicalities of creating and filling the research gap at both macro and micro text levels. It will develop an awareness of the research gap as the underlying rationale of different academic text structures at macro levels; and as the verbalisation of its various aspects at specific points in the text at micro levels. Special attention will be paid to the articulation of aims and research questions. The workshop will initially focus on the analysis of academic texts from various fields. Doctoral researchers will then be guided in applying the skills learnt to their own research projects.

Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, doctoral researchers should be able to:

- identify parts of an academic text that create a research gap;
- create a research gap in their own writing both at macro and micro text levels.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES This workshop is split into two parts – Part 1 and Part 2. Attendance is required in both parts.

Timetable Details

Semester 1
Occ A - Part 1 - Date: 21 Nov 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ A - Part 2 - Date: 28 Nov 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Workshop

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

 
LECTURER/S Natalie Schembri

 
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