units

APG5867

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Karen Crinall

Notes

Previously coded SCD5301

Synopsis

This unit will provide students with an opportunity to conduct a research project related to their workplace or community. Under academic supervision, the project will involve negotiated outcomes between the student, the university and particular organisation/s and/or communities involved. Students will be expected to have thought through some of the issues related to their proposed methodology in the course of completing the pre-requisite research methodology unit, especially the requirement for ethics approval for research involving humans. The aim of the unit is to produce a high quality, practice focused and reflective report relevant to the focus of their degree.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate: skills and knowledge in initiating and conducting independent research under supervision;
  2. an appreciation of, and a commitment to ethical research;
  3. advanced critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  4. advanced written skills through the presentation of a 9000 word research project;
  5. skills and knowledge in reviewing a specific body of research, and command of that literature;
  6. skills and knowledge in critically examining a key issue or issues relevant to the focus of their degree.

Assessment

Research project report (9000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Students will engage in supervision fortnightly. This may be conducted electronically on-line, via the telephone, video-conferencing, or face to face, depending on the location of the student.

Prerequisites

One of APG4763, APG5786, ATS4854, EDF6007 or permission

Prohibitions

EDF6810, EDF6020, APG5784, APG4764, APG5868