Provides the student with a range of methods for evaluating current research and for conducting evaluations of disaster preparedness programmes. A number of qualitative and quantitative approaches to research are examined as well as current examples of research in emergency management.
Topic 1 The purpose of research in emergency management
Topic 2 Disaster research and the research problem
Topic 3 Research and the literature
Topic 4 Designing your project
Topic 5 Methods of data collection and analysis
Topic 6 Honesty and research ethics
Topic 7 Writing research proposal
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||develop a research question from a topic that is operational||Intellectual rigour|
|2||differentiate between quantitative and qualitative methodologies in research||Intellectual rigour|
|3||critically analyse the academic and professional literature related to a specific and relevant topic||Intellectual rigour|
|4||explain the ethical implications of research and apply to a research proposal||Ethical practice|
|5||prepare professional research proposals related to communities and disasters.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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