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Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

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.

Unit content

Review of research tools

Quantitative analysis

Qualitative analysis

Mixed methods analysis

Reporting to industry

Actioning research

 

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain and develop and/or utilise evidence-based research instrument/sIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2demonstrate an understanding of research methods and methodologyIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCultural competence
3ethically and skilfully undertake data collection processesIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCultural competence
4creatively and effectively analyse data to reveal underlying patterns, themes and relationshipsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5present research findings and recommendations in a professional report that is practical and relevant to the needs of targeted stakeholders.Communication and social skills

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

  1. explain and develop and/or utilise evidence-based research instrument/s
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. demonstrate an understanding of research methods and methodology
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. ethically and skilfully undertake data collection processes
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. creatively and effectively analyse data to reveal underlying patterns, themes and relationships
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. present research findings and recommendations in a professional report that is practical and relevant to the needs of targeted stakeholders.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • 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 texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Research Instrument20%
Preliminary findings and discussion - Draft of the respective report sections30%
Poster10%
Report40%
Notice

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Fee information

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