Publishing Consultant-research for the book trade
Rhedir gan School of Arts, Culture and Language
60.000 Credyd neu 30.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Eben Muse
This dissertation module provides you with an opportunity to carry out a sustained critical or practice-based research project with the support of an individual supervisor within the context of an industrial partner's brief. You will be expected to provide the company partner yourself, (rather than be assigned one by the school). The company brief may include empirical research and/or practical application of expertise that you have developed. Any practical application will be expected to have an innovative aspect that you may investigate either through practice or in preparation for the work. The results of the project should be a report and any deliverable that will be provided to the business partner as well as being submitted for assessment. A supervisor will be identified based on the brief’s topic. You will meet with the supervisor on a regular basis during the semester.
You must identify a suitable partner and obtain a brief from them before the start of the module. You will provide a proposed response to the company brief early in the semester. This brief must be approved by the company partner. If it is not, you may continue the research independently but will need to transfer to a more relevant dissertation module. You will work independently to respond to the brief as outlined in your proposal, supported by a dissertation supervisor who will provide guidance and advice. At the end of the semester you will submit a project report and any deliverables to the company partner as well as for assessment.
50-59% A Pass (C) candidate’s work will show many of the following qualities: • A satisfactory level of knowledge, analysis and expression. • Some familiarity with, and understanding of, relevant theoretical issues. • Generally sound organisation of argument, with some critical ability. • Accurate expression. • Competent use of quotation and references.
60-69% A candidate’s work reaching Merit will show many of the following qualities: • An advanced level of factual knowledge. • Significant [substantial] knowledge of relevant theories and types of analysis. • Some evidence of original thought. • The ability to organise and argue effectively, make balanced judgements, and demonstrate critical thought. • Fluent and accurate expression. • Competent use of quotation and references.
70% and above Typically, the work of a candidate reaching Distinction will show many of the following qualities: • Thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant theories and types of analysis. • Thorough knowledge of a range of sources and the capacity to engage these critically. • Introduction and discussion of original ideas. • Relevant, well-organised and sophisticated argument. • High ratio of analysis to exposition. • Maturity, clarity and cogency of expression. • Excellent handling of quotation and references.
Recognise and apply disciplinary understanding and subject knowledge to business and organisational issues and priorities
Work independently to design and implement an effective, evidenced-based response to a brief.
Apply a range of research skills and methodologies appropriate publishing and related industries.
Embed a substantial piece of academic or practice-based research within an appropriate set of cultural, social, institutional, economic and/or critical frameworks.
|Proposed response to brief||20.00|
|Project report and deliverable||80.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Weekly tutorials for 12 weeks, one-on-one or in a group, the exact timing to be agreed between tutor and student. Electronic communication may be substituted for meetings, if both parties find this more convenient.
Working indpendently to brief provided by publishing business or organisation
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Extract and synthesise key information from written and/or spoken sources in English / Welsh and/or the target language. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
- The ability to organise and present ideas within the framework of a structured and reasoned argument in written and/or oral assignments and class discussions. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
- Competence in the planning and execution of essays, presentations and other written and project work; bibliographic skills, including the accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions and appropriate style in the presentation of scholarly work. (Benchmark statement 5.10, 5.14, 5.15)
- The ability to gather information, analyse, interpret and discuss different viewpoints and to place these in a wider socio-cultural and/or geo-historical and political and/or socio-linguistic context and to revise and re-evaluate judgements in light of those of the course leader, certain individuals or groups studied and/or fellow students. (Benchmark statement 5.13, 5.15 and 5.16)
- The ability to write and think under pressure and meet deadlines. (Benchmark statement 5.15)
- The ability to work creatively and flexibly both independently and/or as part of a team. (Benchmark statement 5.15).
- The ability and willingness to engage with and appreciate other cultures and to articulate to others (in written and verbal form) the contribution that the culture has made at a regional and global level. (Benchmark statement 5.7)
- The ability to comprehend, critically engage with and apply relevant theoretical concepts to materials being studied. (Benchmark statement 5.10)
- The ability to engage in analytical, evaluative and original thinking. (Benchmark statement 5.14)
- The ability to organise and present ideas and arguments in presentations, classroom discussions and debates. (Benchmark statement 5.14, 5.16)
- The ability to develop and manage an independent research project in English/Welsh. (Benchmark statement 5.10, 5.15, 5.16)
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
No additional resources are required.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/qxe-4095.html
Meese, J. (2018). Authors, Users, and Pirates: Copyright Law and Subjectivity. MIT Press.
Butcher, J., Drake, C., Leach, M. (2006). Butcher’s copy-editing: the Cambridge handbook for editors, copy-editors and proof-readers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ginna, P. (Ed.). (2017). What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Hall, F. (2013). The Business of Digital Publishing: An Introduction to the Digital Book and Journal Industries. London ; New York: Routledge.
Smith, K., & Bold, M. R. (2018). The Publishing Business: A Guide to Starting Out and Getting On (2nd Revised edition edition). London ; New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts.
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- Q3RS: MA Publishing and Book Culture year 1 (MA/PBC)