Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Research methodology32728/2227/2122/1/71
Study guide

Research methodology

32728/2227/2122/1/71
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bridging Programme dance
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 9 credits
Co-ordinator: Cassiers Edith
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 270,00 hours

Caution

This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

The course Research Methodologies teaches the dance student how to conduct a research. It provides an introduction to the wide range of theoretical perspectives to look and analyze art in general and dance in particular. We cover different approaches, their convergences and divergences, their strengths as well as (potential) problems.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

  • Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

Can define a research area and explore it through both theoretical and artistic processes
Can conduct a (theoretical) research through the formulation and following of a research question, hypothesis and strategy
Can access, use, reference and critically evaluate different information sources about a subject in the arts
Can communicate research results through different forms, such as a research paper, essay, etc.
Knows different methodologies and theories to analyze art in general and dance in particular

Course content

The course Research Methodologies learns dance students how to conduct a research. It provides an introduction to the wide range of theoretical perspectives to look and analyze art in general and dance in particular. We cover different approaches, their convergences and divergences, their strengths as well as (potential) problems.

The students learn to develop and formulate a research question, hypothesis and strategy.
The students will be able to distinguish and use different research methodologies (in the arts).
This course covers how to search for information about a subject in the arts through various types of information sources such as reference works, bibliographies, monographs, (scientific) journals, dissertations, electronic databases and audiovisual sources.
The students learn to apply the different methods and research techniques for detecting and handling primary and secondary data available in library catalogs and classification systems.
The course will also cover how to collect information through field work with the aid of techniques such as (ethnographical) observation and interviews.
The students will learn how to collect information about a certain subject, analyze this information, evaluate it and select it for its usefulness for different forms of research output.
The students will learn different ways to communicate this research (through, for example, a research paper, an essay, a webpage, etc.) and how to correctly and consistently use and reference to their sources.
Through individual and group assignments, the students are made familiar with the basic principles of research.

Study material (text): Mandatory

  • Every student must have a laptop for blended learning (online and offline classes)
  • See Trotter (study guide)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Lectures and / or tutorials40,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours230,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Academic yearContinuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)20,00
Academic yearProject assignment80,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
MomentForm%Remark
2nd examination periodProject assignment100,00

Evaluation (text)

The evaluation for the course consists of two parts:
- 80% Project assignment
- 20% Permanent evaluation

The component 'project assignment' (80%) consists of four tasks:
- 30% Research paper
- 20% Field work
- 20% Alternative research output
- 10% Research design

Some remarks about 'permanent evaluation':
The student must be present 2/3 during this course unit.
During this course, the permanent evaluation takes place.
The permament evaluation is both a assesment method and a partial examination.

With less than 2/3 presence in the classes, the student gets 0/20 for the assessment method and for the partial examination 'permanent evaluation'. For the assessment method and the partial examination 'permanent evaluation', a second examination is not possible.

Conditions of legitimate absence (legitimate absence are not counted inside the 2/3)
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
- An absence that was requested in advance and approved by the programme head/artistic coordinator