Pplied Case Study report for Transnational Geographies

Summary:
The module culminates with an extended opportunity for each student to develop in some detail a case-study (applied) report of up to 4,000 words (excluding the reference list). The report will enable the student to answer the general question a?to what extent can the idea of transnational geographies be usefully applied to case-study x?a? Secondary data will be used to answer this question, although some students may be able to utilise primary data if they so choose.

Procedure:
Students may choose topics in consultation with the module team but do not need pre-approval for their case-study. The work must not duplicate or plagiarise any past or current work the student has engaged in at Leeds. The report is due to be submitted on May 8th by 5pm. Normal late penalties and over-word-limit penalties apply.

This work must be dual-submitted via Turnitin in the VLE and as a hard copy to the School of Geography reception (see School of Geography handbook for further information).

Indicative Elements of Report:
The following components or sections are suggestions that may help structure your report effectively.

Research frontier: What frontier(s) of research on transnationalism does your case-study seek to inform? That is, in a broad sense, how is it connected to research that has come before?

Research question: What is the point of the case-study? What knowledge does it seek to uncover?

Understanding of transnational geographies: What is the studyas definition of transnational geographies? How does this definition connect to previous research?

Relevance of case-study: What is the relevance of the case-study to the research question a why is this a good case-study given your objective? What makes it good a what might limit it?

Approach and methods: What theoretical approach(es) will you take and what method(s)will this imply?

Findings: What are your findings. How do they answer your research question?

Implications: What are the implications of your case-study for our understanding of transnational geographies? What issues does it raise a conceptual ones, methods ones, policy ones etc.

References: Be sure to include a full listing of the research you cite in your text (this section does not count toward the 4,000 word limit).

Indicative resources in addition to module reading list [not exhaustive; just starting points!]:

CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY AND SOCIETY
The mission of COMPAS (Centre for Migration Policy and Society) is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration (see ac.uk


INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR MIGRATION
An intergovernmental organization established in 1951, IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society: uk/

MIGRATION INFORMATION SOURCE
The Migration Information Source provides fresh thought, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends. A unique, online resource, the Source offers useful tools, vital data, and essential facts on the movement of people worldwide. Working with a team of international correspondents, we chronicle global migration movements, provide perspectives on current migration debates, and offer the tools and data from numerous global organizations and governments needed to understand migration. We do this in a way that is accessible to researchers, policy makers, journalists, and other opinion shapers. Our advisory board and other prominent migration scholars who contribute to The Source include some of the most respected voices in the migration and refugee fields. The Source also relies on the good will of several global organizations and governments who make their data and research publicly available on our site. The Migration Information Source is a project of the Migration Policy Institute. See: The Project aims to enhance academic research capacity, encourage policy-relevant research on migration and diversity issues, and facilitate the use of that research by governments and non-governmental organizations. See: