PPR.399 Dissertation(Optional): Introduction. Mairi Levitt, Lancaster University. Outline. Course aims Why the dissertation is important Choosing a topic Supervision Working on the dissertation. Aims. Explore a topic in depth. Use skills and knowledge gained from other modules.
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Mairi Levitt, Lancaster University
Explore a topic in depth
Use skills and knowledge gained from other modules
Experience of independent work with the advice of a mentor
Find an area
Propose a focused topic
Best to match your interest with possible supervisors
It is usually sensible to choose a topic related to something you are doing or have done
It will also be good if you can match the interests of possible supervisors
(help available from student learning support from the faculty – Joanne.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of PPR
But: Fieldwork of any kind is not a substitute for surveying the literature and understanding the relevant theoretical ideas and concepts.
See University procedures for ethical approval at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/resources/ethics/procedures.htm [more details at meeting on 13th March See dissertation handbook page 2 and page 6].
Two new options currently going through the approvals process so NOT in the dissertation handbook.
If you are interested contact the convenor Astrid Nordin for details
New dissertation modules
1000 word plan to be approved by end Summer term