|Gold Coast||Session 2,3||Session 2,3|
Continues to progress the research process introduced in the unit Engineering, Infrastructure and Asset Management (EIAM) Research Project 1 by developing and applying an evidence-based research design. Participants will create an industry-accessible publication that reports on the research process and elaborates on the business solutions and/or research implications.
Review of research tools
Mixed methods analysis
Reporting to industry
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||explain and develop and/or utilise evidence-based research instrument/s||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of research methods and methodology||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|3||ethically and skilfully undertake data collection processes||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|4||creatively and effectively analyse data to reveal underlying patterns, themes and relationships||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||present research findings and recommendations in a professional report that is practical and relevant to the needs of targeted stakeholders.||Communication and social skills|
- E-book available through SCU library (http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/ FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415 ): Yin, RK, 2016, Qualitative Research From Start to Finish, The Guildford Press, New York. ISBN: 9781606237014.
- E-book available through SCU library (http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/ FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415 ):: Creswell, JW, 2014, Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches, 4th edn, Sage, Thousand Oaks. ISBN: 991000537930402368.
- E-book of prescribed text available through SCU Library: http://scu.eblib.com.au.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=2166415: Hair Jr., JF, Celsi, M, Money, A, Samouel, P & Page, M, 2016, The Essentials of Business Research Methods, 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis, New York. ISBN: 9781606237014.
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 8 hours per day (Every second week)|
|Preliminary findings and discussion - Draft of the respective report sections||30%|
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