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Unit description

Learners engage in the implementation and reporting of a research project as developed in Research Project A. Learners discover how to appropriately collect and store research data, analyse data, report research (including the results, discussion, limitations, implications and conclusions), and disseminate research findings. Learners also realise how to present research as a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Unit content

Topic 1: Collection and storage of research data

Topic 2: Reporting research results

Topic 3: Discussing research findings

Topic 4: Disclosing limitations, reporting implications and drawing conclusions

Topic 5: Preparing a journal manuscript

Topic 6: Disseminating research findings

 

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
1demonstrate a critical understanding of the purpose and procedures for collecting and storing research dataIntellectual rigourEthical practice
2demonstrate capacity to report research results in a clear, concise, accurate and objective manner Intellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
3critically discuss research findings in a clear, concise, accurate and objective manner Intellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
4critically discuss the limitations, implications and conclusions of a research projectIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
5generate a concise, objective and appropriately formatted journal manuscriptIntellectual rigourEthical practiceCommunication and social skills
6describe a range of methods used to disseminate research findingsEthical practiceCommunication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the purpose and procedures for collecting and storing research data
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. demonstrate capacity to report research results in a clear, concise, accurate and objective manner
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. critically discuss research findings in a clear, concise, accurate and objective manner
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. critically discuss the limitations, implications and conclusions of a research project
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. generate a concise, objective and appropriately formatted journal manuscript
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  6. describe a range of methods used to disseminate research findings
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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International

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