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Research Methods in Built Environment and Design G (11002.1)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (193676) - View

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This unit introduces the nature of research and research methods in the built environment and design. It covers research theories, literature review, research approaches and design, and quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will obtain knowledge and develop skills in selecting appropriate research methods for investigating important issues concerning the built environment and design with critical thinking and analytical skills.

This unit is co-taught with 11007 Built Environment Research: Approach and Analysis PG.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Implement relevant approaches, design and data collection methods in the built environment and design;

2. Critically review literature to underpin research topics;

3. Demonstrate analytical skills in qualitative and quantitative research;

4. Select and apply appropriate methods to inquire research questions; and

5. Prepare a research design and communicate it in a written form and oral presentation.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus 2 hour problem based learning workshops and 1 hour interactive workshops per week.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

11007 Built Environment Research: Approach and Analysis PG.

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