units

APG5868

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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24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

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

Notes

Previously coded SCD5302

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an opportunity to conduct substantial research related to their workplace or community. Under academic supervision, the project involves negotiated outcomes between the student, the university and particular organisation/s and communities involved. Students are expected to have thought through issues related to their proposed methodology project in completing the prerequisite research methodology unit/s, especially ethics approval requirements for research involving humans. The aim is to produce a high quality, theoretically informed, practice focused, and reflective report relevant to the focus of the degree.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate: skills and knowledge in initiating and conducting independent research under supervision; an appreciation of, and a commitment to ethical research; advanced critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills; advanced written skills through the presentation of a 18000 word research project; skills and knowledge in reviewing a specific body of research, and command of that literature; skills and knowledge in critically examining a key issue or issues relating to the focus of the degree.

Assessment

Dissertation (18,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

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

Prerequisites

One of APG4763, APG5786, APG5869, EDF6007 or permission

Prohibitions

APG5785, APG5867, HSM5301, HSM5302