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Research Methodologies

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Kirsten Anne Stirling

Période de validité: 2015 ->

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2018/2019 : Mardi 17:15-19:00 (Hebdomadaire) Anthropole/5093     Anita Auer, Kevin Curran, Denis Renevey, Kirsten Anne Stirling, Jennifer Thorburn


Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Non
Crédits: 5.00


This course aims to introduce MA students to the basics of independent research leading to the writing of a mémoire in the discipline of English (including Medieval, Modern, American and Comparative Literatures, Gender Studies, and Linguistics).


Getting started; choosing a topic and supervisor; preparing a proposal; using BCU library resources; how to work with manuscript sources; how to collect and interpret research data in linguistics; using archival databases in literature; how to review criticism and compose an annotated bibliography; how to manage a research project; strategies for writing mindfully; preparing for the discussion de mémoire.


Requirements for validation (Pass-Fail) worth 5 credits: students will submit a portfolio containing 4 assignments:

1. Library-based research exercise and/or annotated bibliography of PRIMARY texts.
2. Annotated bibliography / critical review of major SECONDARY criticism.
3. A selection of 3 log-book entries, and 2-3 pages, reflecting on current/previous writing practices and evaluating them (strengths, weaknesses), assessing what they learnt from the session that they would like to use, how they plan to change or develop their habits, and what results they expect from this.
4. Synopsis and critique of a research paper, theatre performance, or other relevant academic event attended.


Course material will be supplied in class and on the Moodle site.

Exigences du cursus d'études

BA in English; enrolled as MA student in the English Section; intention to write a mémoire in English, at the University of Lausanne.

Informations supplémentaires


UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Séminaire de recherche - MA-ANG-3070Optionnel5.00
Canton de Vaud
Swiss University
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