Introduces professional doctorate candidates to the basics of writing an effective literature review and rigorous research proposal. Students undertake a literature search and prepare a review of the literature in a critical manner that will identify the central problems in the field of study and summarise the major contributions of the area of study as the basis for developing the more comprehensive literature review required for their thesis. The final research proposal will identify a research problem and the major research concepts involved; and outline the basic theory underlying the problem. The research proposal should also justify the approach recommended to investigate the research problem or issue.
Candidates are required to write a detailed research proposal of approximately 15,000 words, including a comprehensive literature review, discussion of a proposed research methodology and assessment of potential disciplinary contribution and impact.
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||On completion of this unit, students should be able to: Prepare a detailed research proposal on a topic approved and supervised by an appropriate DIP supervisor suitable in depth, rigour and scope for and Australian Qualifications Framework Level 10 thesis.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
- No prescribed texts.
- Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 4 hours (12 weeks)|
|Draft Research Proposal||30%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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