Surveys the history, philosophies and methodologies of research particularly as they pertain to Arts and Social Sciences. Develops an understanding of research approaches and perspectives in the broad context of contemporary research practices. Provides techniques and approaches relevant to a disciplinary-specific Honours research project. Students develop and produce a final research proposal.
Module 1: Research basics
- Honours research introductions
- Research paradigms and methodologies
- Scholarly traditions in arts and social sciences
- Research practices and ethics
- Research management
- Research proposal and outline
Module 2: Research methods
- Artist research
- Analysing text and talk
- Ethnographic strategies
- Work-in-progress seminar
- Applied research: Quantitative methods, evaluation research and action research
- Historical research method
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||describe major contemporary approaches to research||Lifelong learning|
|2||explain the place of specific approaches to research in a disciplinary context||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||critique terms, concepts and methodologies used by researchers within Arts and Social Sciences||Intellectual rigour|
|4||analyse ethical, social and cultural implications of research in artistic/academic fields||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|5||synthesise knowledge gained from objectives 1-4 into a coherent argument||Communication and social skills|
|6||use suitable philosophies and methodologies in the development of an Honours research project.||Creativity|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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