Data Manipulation and Visualisation
||5 ECTS Credits
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
Analyse and present Humanities sources using digital visualization tools and methodologies
Critically examine the implications data visualization techniques hold for the investigation of primary sources
Identify and critically evaluate data visualization methodologies and tools that may be appropriate for a given Digital Humanities project
As more Humanities data, and larger data sets, become available to the Humanities researcher, it is imperative that techniques be developed to facilitate the scholar in successfully analysing and presenting the patterns that may be present. This course will introduce computer-facilitated tools and methodologies for data manipulation and visualisation. It will examine these tools and methodologies to enable the Leaner to identify and utilise the appropriate techniques for a given Digital Humanities research project.
Total marks: 100; 50% examination, 50% continual assessment
There will be two main categories of assessment:
The practicals/tutorials will assess the students in skills required by the modules, and will provide feedback to the students on their progress.
The interim continual assessment work will mix both individual and group assignments. Any products or reports produced will be assessed for critical thinking, problem solving and writing abilities. Group assignments will be assessed additionally for team work, project management and communication skills.
There is a high expectation of collaboration and participation from each learner. Consequently, the Lecturers will monitor the progress of the individuals and groups through the seminars discussions, tutorials and interim continual assessment work in order to identify and meet support requirements, and provide feedback.
10 lecture hours (with lecturer); 4 practical or tutorial hours (with tutor); 32 private hours.
The teaching methods outlined in the module exploit a blended learning approach with three main types of contact:
Lecture hours provide an in-depth exploration of the subject area; identifying broad
themes, reading material and areas for further consideration.
The practical/tutorial hours facilitate the learner in their project,
allowing them to complete exercises in support of that project under the supervision
of an experienced tutor.
The private hours will be necessary to complete the course reading material, examine digital resources, participate in group discussions or seminars and acquire
any necessary skills. The students will also be expected to complete an interim continual assessment and the final assessment in the remainder of the hours.