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Term1,3
Term1,3

Unit description

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 that may be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Unit content

  1. Research project management
  2. Establishing a clear, succinct research question
  3. Reviewing and appraising the literature and preparing a justification statement
  4. Developing a research protocol
  5. Data collection methods
  6. Data analysis procedures

 

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply the principles and strategies for effective research project management to a planned research project
2develop a clear and succinct research question and/or hypothesis
3compose a well-supported, current and persuasive research justification statement
4formulate a comprehensive research protocol outlining data collection and analysis procedures aligned to project research question and/or hypothesis

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

  1. apply the principles and strategies for effective research project management to a planned research project
  2. develop a clear and succinct research question and/or hypothesis
  3. compose a well-supported, current and persuasive research justification statement
  4. formulate a comprehensive research protocol outlining data collection and analysis procedures aligned to project research question and/or hypothesis

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Project 150 hours (Across the Term)
Assessment
Research justification statement40%
Reseach protocol60%
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