Course Information
TitleΜΕΘΟΔΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ / RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
CodeΕρ1-220
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600014911

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 108
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600154611
SectionInstructors
1. aGeorgios Dimitriadis
2. bMaria Dimitrakopoulou
Type of the Course
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to instruct students in the following: •research skills: evidence of research, evaluation and relevance of sources •use of bibliographical tools: Mendeley •usage of sources: integration, paraphrasing skills, aptness of direct quotation •clarity of structure and expression: logical argumentation, precise discussion and a clearly structured paper •referencing: in-text citations and References/Works Cited page •format: adherence to MLA 8 and APA 6 format, word skills •organisation-coherence: clear thesis statement, paragraphing, satisfying conclusion •language: clarity, appropriate style, sophistication
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course focuses on research methodology and essay writing skills for projects in literature/culture and linguistics. For this reason it is divided into two parts of a six-week duration each. The themes and topics the students will be invited to work and research on draw on the survey courses in English and American Literature and Culture as well as on the compulsory Linguistics courses taught in the second year of their undergraduate studies. Some of the skills to be practiced and acquired as part of the course are: a) the use of Mendeley, b) types of MLA and APA scholarly papers, d) MLA and APA citations and essay formatting, e) the structure of a literature/culture- and linguistics-themed essay, f) exercising the skills of paraphrasing, direct quoting, annotating, g) avoiding plagiarism, i) thinking critically.
Keywords
essay writing, academic writing skills, accessing/reading/commenting on journal articls/data bases
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
E-learning, bibliographic research and databases, interacting with online sources and materials.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Seminars301.2
Reading Assigment301.2
Project301.2
Written assigments602.4
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
There is no final exam for this course. Students are evaluated on the basis of submitting two papers (one on a literature and culture theme and another in linguistics-literature review): 1,000 words each (excluding abstract, footnotes, references).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
USING DATABASES •Project Muse: http://muse.jhu.edu/about/resources/guides/guide_searching.pdf •Pro-Quest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCaGDY-C6tQ •JSTOR: http://about.jstor.org/support-training/help/how-use-jstor-training-materials GOOGLE •Using Google Effectively: http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/topic.py?hl=en&topic=1221265&rd=2 •Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.gr/ •Google Books: (Useful for extracts from books) http://scholar.google.gr/ WORD 2003 and WORD 2007: •http://www.unf.edu/dept/cpdt/vista/docs/Word_Manual_Final.pdf FORMATTING AND STYLE Tutorials on MLA: •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljCiv8FX40 •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22CPQoLE4U0 •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UF9uonKnx8 MLA 8th Edition: •http://library.williams.edu/citing/styles/mla.php •https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ •https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgVqKEU_v6WXOSlgP440MPA •https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Y31UrG2q4&list=PL4917D9E21FA6EDFF Tutorials on APA: •http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pbUoNa5tyY AUTH LIBRARIES •Auth library catalogue: http://ipac.lib.auth.gr/#focus •English department library catalogue: http://www.enl.auth.gr/lib/ WRITING AND RESEARCH SKILLS •Academic Vocabulary / Academic Word List: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/alzsh3/acvocab/ •Evaluating sources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/553/01/ http://www.library.jhu.edu/researchhelp/general/evaluating/practical.html http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/evaluating-resources •Critically Analyzing Information Sources: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/criticallyanalyzing •Introduction to Scholarly vs Trade vs Popular Journals: https://libguides.colostate.edu/howtodo/scholarlyvspopular •Evaluating Wikipedia: http://libguides.lmu.edu/c.php?g=323798&p=2169061 •Annotated bibliography: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography
Last Update
06-02-2020