Increases students' knowledge of research paradigms, designs and methodologies relevant to health and human science. Students identify a research question and consider application of investigation strategy and ethical issues for an honours research project. Skill is acquired in exploring and evaluating the literature and in designing and presenting a research proposal.
- Knowledge of quantitative or qualitative approach required for project
- Preparation of a research question that will be explored in project
- Scholarly discussion of colleagues' research questions
- Ethical issues and cultural awareness related to the research proposal
- Critical review of the pertinent literature related to the research topic and methodology
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||select their thesis topic and develop a research question in consultation with academic staff member(s) with expertise in an area appropriate to the proposed topic areas||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||select an appropriate research design and provide associated rationale||Intellectual rigour|
|3||critically review, analyse and synthesize the literature relevant to their research question and methodology||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||identify and explain the ethical issue(s) and demonstrate cultural awareness relevant to the research question and methodology||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|5||present an oral research proposal that encompasses envisaged background, aims, design, and methodology||Communication and social skills|
|6||present a written research proposal that encompasses critical review of the literature, ethical issues, envisaged aims, design, methodology, timetable and budget||Communication and social skills|
|7||demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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