Professional Doctorate Research Proposal B PG (8610.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||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 outcomesDevelopment of a research proposal. This is a plan or protocol for the proposed research project(s) or dissertation and the rational or legitimation of the plan. It entails: - select and provide a rationale for an appropriate area of research; - select or develop an appropriate theoretical research frame; - develop a testable hypothesis and/or research questions; - design and justify research methodology; - design or select appropriate measures, methods or research strategies/instruments; - identify appropriate sampling procedures, sample size, statistical tests, or methods of analysis; - consider ethical issues in research; and - identify strengths, weaknesses and implications of developed protocol.
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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
- The research graduate should be able to conceptualise, contextualise and exhibit a systematic understanding of knowledge in the research field within the wider framework of society and the professions.
- The research graduate should be able to apply and integrate knowledge in the relevant profession or discipline and use that knowledge to develop creative solutions in new situations.
- The research graduate should be aware of issues at the forefront of knowledge in the research field and should critically reflect and re-evaluate knowledge to address issues as they arise.
- The research graduate should understand the inquiry philosophies, theories and practices in addressing research issues and appreciate different methodological approaches.
- The research graduate should have developed higher order critical thinking skills in order to investigate, formulate and apply a range of approaches to problems including critical analysis and interpretation of research outcomes.
- The research graduate should be able to evaluate critically and question the philosophies, theories and practices, and research outcomes in the research field.
- The research graduate should understand the communication practices characteristic of the profession and their applicability beyond the discipline context.
- The research graduate should be able to identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate information and knowledge using oral, visual and written mediums. The graduate should be able to choose the appropriate form of communication for the context and communicate clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- The research graduate should critically reflect on the effectiveness of their communication practices.
- The research graduate should be able to create a shared vision and conceive appropriate and achievable goals, objectives, actions and strategies.
- The research graduate should be able to provide leadership, develop, implement and evaluate project plans and be able to operate effectively in a changing environment.
- The research graduate should continue to develop as a reflective practitioner/professional.
- The research graduate should understand basic principles of originality and creativity in research and be able to use original approaches to produce works that critique and extend current forms of knowledge and understanding.
- The research graduate should be able to formulate new approaches and interpret the existing bodies of work and their relevance to the new approach.
- The research graduate should critically and creatively reflect on approaches to research methodology, implementation and outcomes.
- Ethical practice
- The research graduate should respect the concept of ethics and the ethical process, understand ethical frameworks and codes of practice as appropriate and be able to identify and understand the ethical dimensions of a project.
- The research graduate should practise ethically and engage with colleagues and the community in a professional way.
- The research graduate should continue to develop a social conscience as a reflective practitioner and community member.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Singapore||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Intensive||Dr David Carter|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Intensive||Dr David Carter|
|2023||Singapore||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Intensive||Dr Jennifer Loh|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Intensive||Dr Jennifer Loh|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Intensive||Dr David Carter|
|2024||Singapore||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Intensive||Dr David Carter|
|2024||Singapore||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Intensive||Dr Jennifer Loh|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Intensive||Dr Jennifer Loh|
The proposal builds on your existing work that you have developed in 10386 and 10387. It is also associated with the work you are completing in 10388 and 10389.
Thus, your readings are driven by your topic and your project. You should also consult your supervisor
There are a range of books and websites that advise on the particularities of a research proposal.
In the main, the Faculty's HDR Handbook expects that your proposal should normally be no less than 20 pages and no more than 30 pages long.
Please note that you should consult your supervisor about expectations here, as a proposal varies by discipline, by research paradigm, by theory and by methodology. We would encourage you to attend other confirmation seminars to get a sense of the expectations and practices.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submission will be to your primary supervisor (and your other panel members) by email.
There will be a dropbox set up on Canvas to check for plagiarism through Ouriginal, but this is not the submission portal.
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.
You should set up a regular meeting pattern with your supervisors to work through the expectations of developing a proposal
There are no formal classes for this unit.
Required IT skills
General word processing, literature review skills and thesis planning
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2023, Intensive, UCI - PSB Academy, Singapore (211622)
- Semester 2, 2023, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213358)
- Semester 1, 2023, Intensive, UCI - PSB Academy, Singapore (213194)
- Semester 1, 2023, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (213193)
- Semester 2, 2022, Intensive, UCI - PSB Academy, Singapore (209840)
- Semester 2, 2022, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (209021)
- Semester 1, 2022, Intensive, UC - Canberra, Bruce (209000)
- Semester 1, 2022, Intensive, UCI - PSB Academy, Singapore (209839)