Unit aim

Extends students' knowledge of the key research approaches and methods used in the fields of tourism, hospitality and event management. Develops skills in relation to planning and implementing an independent honours thesis in the student's scholarly area of interest, under the supervision of his or her academic supervisor(s). Students also learn to justify and defend their research proposal to an academic audience, via a formal seminar.

Unit content

Topic 1. Introducing Honours research
Topic 2. Research paradigms and methodologies
Topic 3. Planning and structuring research
Topic 4. The research proposal and human research ethics
Topic 5. Qualitative methods and data collection
Topic 6. Quantitative methods and data collection
Topic 7. Case study and mixed methods
Topic 8. Data analysis tools: Qualitative
Topic 9. Data analysis tools: Quantitative
Topic 10. Writing and structuring the thesis
Topic 11. Honours research seminar: Presenting and communicating the thesis

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Blog20%
Research Proposal50%
Presentation30%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Blog20%
Research Proposal50%
Presentation30%

Lismore

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Blog20%
Research Proposal50%
Presentation30%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Blog20%
Research Proposal50%
Presentation30%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Blog20%
Research Proposal50%
Presentation30%
Notice

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Fee information

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