Learners develop a proposed research project, from conception of an idea to preparation of a study protocol. Learners discover how to formulate a research question, reviewing the literature, critically appraise the literature, develop a research justification statement, and define the parameters of a research project (including the aims, objectives, design, outcomes, data collection methods and data analysis procedures). Learners also realise how to prepare a study protocol as a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
Topic 1: Research project management
Topic 2: Establishing a clear, succinct research question
Topic 3: Reviewing and appraising the literature and preparing a justification statement
Topic 4: Developing a research protocol
Topic 5: Data collection methods
Topic 6: Data analysis procedures
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||describe the principles and strategies for effective research project management|
|2||demonstrate capacity to develop a clear, succinct research question|
|3||compose a well-supported, current and persuasive research justification statement|
|4||formulate a comprehensive and defendable research protocol|
|5||critically examine the purpose, benefits and limitations of different data collection methods|
|6||critically evaluate the purpose, assumptions and limitations of diverse data analysis procedures|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the principles and strategies for effective research project management
- demonstrate capacity to develop a clear, succinct research question
- compose a well-supported, current and persuasive research justification statement
- formulate a comprehensive and defendable research protocol
- critically examine the purpose, benefits and limitations of different data collection methods
- critically evaluate the purpose, assumptions and limitations of diverse data analysis procedures
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