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    Graduate Research Writing & Methods for Cultural & Heritage Tourism
    CAHT A800F
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    Graduate Research Writing & Methods for Cultural & Heritage Tourism
    Course Start Date
    Spr 2020
    Course Level
    Postgraduate
    Length in Terms
    1 term
    Credits
    5
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    N/A
    Future Terms
    Spr 2021
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Spr 2020
    Postgraduate 1 term 5
    English
    N/A
    Spr 2021

    Course Coordinator: Dr. Karen Liu, PhD (HKU)

    Important notes
    This course will be taught through a face-to-face postgraduate mode commencing in January 2019. Lectures or tutorials will be scheduled for weekday evenings. There may be some field trips on Saturdays.

    This is a five-credit course in the Master of Arts in Cultural & Heritage Tourism programme. It is presented in English (supplemented by Chinese with regard to research pertaining to Chinese culture and history).

    Aims
    The course aims to introduce students to study skills employed in academic research, and to equip students with the essential practical and conceptual skills and techniques necessary for academic research, with specific reference to cultural and heritage tourism. Students will be introduced to topics such as the literature review, conventions of academic writing, conceptual issues concerning research, qualitative and quantitative methods, issues concerning historical documents in Chinese culture and history and the use of such documents, issues concerning other documents and sources of data in research in Chinese culture and history, and so on.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • Thinking about research

    • Getting started

    • Thinking about the relationship between theory and method

    • Reading for research

    • Managing your project

    • Collecting and analysing qualitative data

    • Research pertaining to Chinese culture and history

    • Writing up research

    • Finishing a research project

    Contact hours
    Normally three hours per week.

    Assessment
    There will be three assignments, focusing on citation format (20%),literature review (40%) and research methods (40%).

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