Not offered in 2020
Introduces students to the planning and development of a research topic and commencement of a small research project. Students prepare a plan of research, including a timetable for completion, with the research study completed, presented and examined in the subsequent unit Planning Thesis II. Students are required to complete a literature review and a state-of-the-art appraisal of a contemporary planning topic.
Topic 1: Literature Review
Topic 2: Information Resources Available
Topic 3: Project Scope
Topic 4: Writing a Thesis
Topic 5: Oral Defence
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||identify a potential research area and explore existing knowledge on the subject.|
|2||critically review and evaluate the literature to clarify research objectives.|
|3||define a research problem consistent with the time and resources available.|
|4||formulate a research plan designed to produce an appropriate outcome.|
|5||explain and be able to justify a proposed plan in both written and oral presentation formats.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify a potential research area and explore existing knowledge on the subject.
- critically review and evaluate the literature to clarify research objectives.
- define a research problem consistent with the time and resources available.
- formulate a research plan designed to produce an appropriate outcome.
- explain and be able to justify a proposed plan in both written and oral presentation formats.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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