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Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term2,4
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Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term2,4
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Sydney - The Hotel School
Term2,4
Term2,4

Unit description

Introduces students to the principles and practices of "action research" as an informed and structured process of enquiry, analysis, synthesis, communication and implementation within the hospitality industry.  Student focus on the mechanics of identifying and solving problems and then designing and implementing solutions.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to action research
  2. Determining project scope and focus
  3. Reviewing literature related to research problem
  4. Project design and planning
  5. Analysing data and interpreting findings
  6. Presenting findings and evaluation plan

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:
1demonstrate knowledge of the "action research" process and the roles of the key stages
2identify and abstract a problem and critically analyse the underlying issues
3demonstrate the capability to design, propose and undertake an action research project
4demonstrate the knowledge and skills to reflect upon the organisational and operational challenges in undertaking an action research project.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the "action research" process and the roles of the key stages
  2. identify and abstract a problem and critically analyse the underlying issues
  3. demonstrate the capability to design, propose and undertake an action research project
  4. demonstrate the knowledge and skills to reflect upon the organisational and operational challenges in undertaking an action research project.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Research Proposal20%
Presentation40%
Short written response40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Research Proposal20%
Presentation40%
Short written response40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Research Proposal20%
Presentation40%
Short written response40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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