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Prerequisite(s)

Admission to an honours or postgraduate program


Corequisite(s)

Nil


Course aim

To develop students skills to participate in a research project.

Course content

  • Introduction to research
  • Literature search and review
  • Research organisation (select topic, formulate research question, design research project, critical results evaluation and summary)
  • Bibliometrics
  • Research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Experimental design
  • Data analysis
  • Research ethics.


Teaching method

ComponentDuration
Internal, City West
Lecture1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop2 hours x 13 weeks
Internal, Mawson Lakes
Lecture1 hour x 13 weeks
Workshop2 hours x 13 weeks
External, City West
External (On-line materials, lecure recordings, and moderated discussion board)N/A x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

TaskLengthWeightingDuration
Internal, City West
Annotated bibliography1500 words30%N/A
Experimental Design1500 words30%N/A
Research Paper (small group work)1500-2000 words per student40%N/A
Internal, Mawson Lakes
Annotated bibliography1500 words30%N/A
Experimental Design1500 words30%N/A
Research Paper (small group work)1500-2000 words per student40%N/A
External, City West
Annotated bibliography1500 words30%N/A
Experimental Design1500 words30%N/A
Research Paper (small group work)1500-2000 words per student40%N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation


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