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DISSERTATION WORKSHOP
  • 12 March 2009

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Dissertation
  • What?
  • When?
  • Why?

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Why?
  • Your own topic
  • Independent Learning
  • Project Management
  • Applying what you have learnt to a major piece of
    research-based analysis
  • 40 credit module - 33 of final year
  • 60 credit module - 50 of final year
  • A very serious matter

4
When?
  • Completed by April 2010
  • Initiated now with a proposal
  • Appointment of a supervisor by May 2009
  • Meeting with supervisor
  • Agree Summer work plan

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Schedule
  • May/June meeting with supervisor
  • Summer bibliographical research, basic research
  • September revised proposal and annotated
    bibliography
  • Autumn semester c.5 tutorials
  • December submit 4000-word paper
  • January supervisors response
  • Feb-April - independent completion of
    dissertation with tutorials as necessary

6
What is a dissertation?
  • Proposal
  • Research Questions
  • Archive
  • Method

7
Proposal
  • Literature Review
  • What is the state of scholarship
  • What might be a new possibility?

8
What not to do
  • No vague ideas
  • No hopeful suggestions
  • No huge projects

9
Methodology
  • What have you been trained to do within your
    area?
  • What is it to do art history or cultural studies
    or museum studies etc.?
  • What methods can you use to develop your own
    research?

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Steps
  • Prepare a concrete, specific research proposal
  • Consult study guides
  • Plan a strategy of work from now to September and
    set aside real study time
  • Come to tutorials and sessions in Sept with basic
    research, a bibliography, and concrete work
    seeing or collecting material

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Plan the Dissertation Year Now
  • Step One Proposal
  • Step Two Supervisor meeting
  • Step Three Summer Workplan
  • Step Four attend training sessions and tutorials
  • Step Five submit 4000 paper

12
Proposal
  • This needs research now
  • Library-based bibliographical research
  • Reading some articles in journals like Art
    History or Oxford Art Journal or Journal of
    Visual Culture or Architectural History
  • Looking at Study Guides to help you shift from
    essay writing to research dissertation
    preparation
  • Key thing a question not a subject
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Title: DISSERTATION WORKSHOP


1
DISSERTATION WORKSHOP
  • 12 March 2009

2
Dissertation
  • What?
  • When?
  • Why?

3
Why?
  • Your own topic
  • Independent Learning
  • Project Management
  • Applying what you have learnt to a major piece of
    research-based analysis
  • 40 credit module - 33 of final year
  • 60 credit module - 50 of final year
  • A very serious matter

4
When?
  • Completed by April 2010
  • Initiated now with a proposal
  • Appointment of a supervisor by May 2009
  • Meeting with supervisor
  • Agree Summer work plan

5
Schedule
  • May/June meeting with supervisor
  • Summer bibliographical research, basic research
  • September revised proposal and annotated
    bibliography
  • Autumn semester c.5 tutorials
  • December submit 4000-word paper
  • January supervisors response
  • Feb-April - independent completion of
    dissertation with tutorials as necessary

6
What is a dissertation?
  • Proposal
  • Research Questions
  • Archive
  • Method

7
Proposal
  • Literature Review
  • What is the state of scholarship
  • What might be a new possibility?

8
What not to do
  • No vague ideas
  • No hopeful suggestions
  • No huge projects

9
Methodology
  • What have you been trained to do within your
    area?
  • What is it to do art history or cultural studies
    or museum studies etc.?
  • What methods can you use to develop your own
    research?

10
Steps
  • Prepare a concrete, specific research proposal
  • Consult study guides
  • Plan a strategy of work from now to September and
    set aside real study time
  • Come to tutorials and sessions in Sept with basic
    research, a bibliography, and concrete work
    seeing or collecting material

11
Plan the Dissertation Year Now
  • Step One Proposal
  • Step Two Supervisor meeting
  • Step Three Summer Workplan
  • Step Four attend training sessions and tutorials
  • Step Five submit 4000 paper

12
Proposal
  • This needs research now
  • Library-based bibliographical research
  • Reading some articles in journals like Art
    History or Oxford Art Journal or Journal of
    Visual Culture or Architectural History
  • Looking at Study Guides to help you shift from
    essay writing to research dissertation
    preparation
  • Key thing a question not a subject
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