Inf. Sc. Research Methodology PG (6797.5)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Discuss issues of research and knowledge creation;
2. Evaluate the appropriateness of research methodologies to various research problems;
3. Critique research methodologies; and
4. Design a research program.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Incompatible units9826 ICT and Engineering Research Methods.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Prof Dharmendra Sharma|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Online||Prof Dharmendra Sharma|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Prof Dharmendra Sharma|
Recommended readings include:
(1) Research Methodology: a step-by-step guide for beginners
Publication Date: 2019
Location: UC Library, Online
UC Library e-Book Link: TBA
(2) Practical Research: Planning and Design
Paul D. Leedy and Jeanne Ellis Ormrod
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Edition: 11, Global edition
Location: UC Library, Online
UC Library e-Book Link: https://library.canberra.edu.au/permalink/61ARL_CNB/gsnlmj/alma991004820269603996
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Note on Extensions: The unit Convener should be notified as soon as possible of any extenuating circumstances that will hinder on time submission. For approval, assignment extension forms must be submitted to the unit Convener before the due date and time of the assignment.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
The final grade for the subject is then determined according to the following table:
85 <= Final mark <= 100
Final grade = HD
75 <= Final mark < 85
Final grade = DI
65 <= Final mark < 75
Final grade = CR
50 <= Final mark < 65
Final grade = P
0 <= Final mark < 50
A final grade (NX, NC, or NN)
Note, the Convener reserves the right to interview students to clarify any issues with assessment work.
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.
|Activity||Unit Workload (hrs) as a guide|
|Lectures Attendance (1.5 hrs x 12 weeks)||18|
|Lectures Preparation (1.5 hrs x 12 weeks)||18|
|Tutorials Attendance (.5 hrs x 11 weeks)||5.5|
|Tutorials Preparation (1 hr x 11 weeks)||11|
|Critique of Paper Writing||20|
|Research Methodology Writing||22|
|Research Design Chapter Writing||40|
Your participation and engagement in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your experience and assessment outcomes. Inadequate participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily complete the assessment items and meet the learning outcomes of the unit.
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums
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