units

APG5867

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Karen Crinall

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

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

One of APG4763, APG5786, ATS4854, EDF6007 or permission

Prohibitions

EDF6810, EDF6020, APG5784, APG4764, APG5868