Research Methodology and Research Design PG (6647.5)
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|School Of Management||Post Graduate Level|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of different research methods and designs and their application to an area of knowledge or practice;
2. Develop an appropriate research strategy for your research question;
3. Analyse critically the problems, concepts and theories used to undertake research in your area of knowledge or practice;
4. Present an initial research proposal to a non-specialist audience; and
5. Prepare an initial research proposal for a specialist audience situating the proposal in the relevant body of knowledge or practice to which it belongs.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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Students are ecnouraged to purchase Real World Research by Colin Robson (3rd or 4th Edition). This text is an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the various issues and academic considerations involved in conducting a real world research project for PhD students and Professional Doctorates. It also provides invaluable introductions to both quantitative and qualitative methods and the overall design of a study, including practical considerations. An e-text edition is avaliable:
Robson, Colin. (2011 / 2016). Real world research. John Wiley & Sons; 3rd / 4th Edition.
A number of articles that will be made available on Moodle. In addition, you will be required to search for and analyse studies and articles in relation to your own research topic during the unit.
University subscribed online databases can be accessed through the Library website at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/library/research-gateway/databases
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library https://docutek.canberra.edu.au/eres/courseindex.aspx?error=&page=search
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment Items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 must be submitted in-class using a hard copy. Please also bring a soft copy to class for discussion.
Assessment Item 1 and 7 must be submitted via Moodle / email.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to actively participate in class to facilitate discussion within each Interactive Seminar.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
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- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (151167)
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- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (139335)
- Semester 2, 2015, On-Campus, UCI - PSB Academy, Singapore (149688)
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