Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM190: Research Methods Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module's precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

-Introduction and
 Library and Sources
-Material Culture and Archaeology
-Theoretical Frameworks
-Interviewing and Interview Techniques
-Ethnography and Participant Observation
-Research Ethics
-Working with Documentary sources
-Bridging the gap between Quantitative and Qualitative Research
-Dissertation skills; Writing about the Middle East; thesis planning
-Student Presentations and Discussions

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities22 hours11 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study128 hoursReading and seminar preparation (75 hours); Coursework (53) hours

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).