Unit description

Candidates are required to prepare a DBA thesis research proposal including a literature review, discussion of proposed research methodology and assessment of potential disciplinary contribution and impact.

Unit content

Instructs candidates on how to write a detailed research proposal including a literature review, discussion of appropriate research methodology and assessment of research contributions and impact.

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1prepare a detailed research proposal.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. prepare a detailed research proposal.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Self-directed project
Introduction to the Proposal and Problematisation30%
Draft Confirmation of Candidature document70%

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