Introduces students to the methodologies, tools and techniques of research. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of research methods will be addressed. The unit prepares students to undertake a substantial, independent research project in their area of scholarly interest. Students also learn to justify and defend their research proposal to an academic audience, via a formal seminar.
Topic 1 Introduction to Honours research
Topic 2 Overview of research paradigms and methodologies
Topic 3 Planning research and the role of human ethics
Topic 4 Literature review
Topic 5 Research designs
Topic 6 Quantitative methods and data collection
Topic 7 Qualitative methods and data collection
Topic 8 Sampling for qualitative and quantitative research
Topic 9 Data analysis tools: Quantitative
Topic 10 Data analysis tools: Qualitative
Topic 11 Reporting research
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||Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the principles and practice of scholarly research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|2||Formulate sound research questions and aims||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||Understand the role and importance of ethics in human research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|4||critically assess, evaluate and choose alternative research designs, tools and methods for data collection and analysis (quantitative and qualitative approaches)||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|5||Define and design a research project and communicate this via oral presentation and written research proposal||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
|6||Engage in self-directed research||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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