Provides students with advanced knowledge of the research paradigms, questions and methods relevant to the study of gastronomic tourism. Under the supervision of the Unit Assessor and a designated academic staff member, students pursue an independently researched project of their choice. Assessment tasks focus on developing good literature search skills, sound research questions and a strong research proposal. The unit culminates in the writing of a researched thesis.
Topic 1 An introduction to social research in gastronomic tourism
Topic 2 Choosing from research paradigms and ontologies
Topic 3 Researching gastronomic tourism: methodologies and methods
Topic 4 Reviewing the literature and developing research questions
Topic 5 Developing a research proposal
Topic 6 Writing a research thesis
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 knowledge of the principles and practice of scholarly research in gastronomic tourism||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|2||apply skills in independent research and self-directed learning||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|3||develop a research proposal relevant to gastronomic tourism||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|4||produce a written research project in the form of a scholarly thesis or dissertation.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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