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ADD5091

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Coordinator(s)

Dr Fiona Macdonald

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • First semester 2016 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2016 (External Candidature)

Synopsis

Research Methods 1 introduces candidates to research design and methodology in the context of contemporary research, with particular emphasis on practice-based research. The unit is undertaken at the initial stages of the research degree and encourages the candidate to conceptualise their research project across theory and practice through a discursive engagement of the research and its field of inquiry.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have developed a discursive approach to the subject of their research and its field of enquiry;
  2. have developed a critical understanding of methodologies in contemporary research, with particular emphasis on practice-based research;
  3. have developed a critical understanding of the forms, languages and conventions (theoretical and practical) of their research and field of enquiry;
  4. have developed a critical approach to the analysis of bibliographic and other empirical sources;
  5. have developed an understanding of research ethics and research integrity;
  6. be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the difference between professional practice in their discipline and research in their discipline.

Assessment

In semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

2 hours per week, 8 hours of private study

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Chief examiner(s)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in the MADA Doctor of Philosophy course code 1322