Development Research Methods PG (9429.3)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concepts and theories of international development research;
2. Critically examine strategic issues in planning research in culturally diverse contexts;
3. Understand and develop ethical practice in development research;
4. Understand and develop an appropriate approach towards gender relations and structures of power in the field;
5. Understand and develop quantitative and qualitative research methods;
6. Develop skills to present field data for research partners; and
7. Demonstrate the skills required to articulate and present critique appropriate for studies at postgraduate level.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
- 8764 Development Research.
Equivalent units8764 Development Research.
Assumed knowledgeFamiliarity with basic concepts in International Development.
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All Readings are available via unit Canvas site, additional material will be available through the library.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All Assessment Tasks are to be submitted via canvas by the due date to the lecturer (All pigeonholes are located in building 20, level C, next to the stairs).
Special assessment requirements
**Extensions will only be granted for a valid reason such as serious illness. A medical certificate or other appropriate documentation must accompany requests for extensions. Lack of personal organisation or workload is not considered to be a valid reason for an extension. Any extension request one day before the submission date (unless compelling circumstances) will not be considered.
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 enrolled in this unit are required to work collaboratively.
Students are encouraged to attend the class as failing to engage will reflect in overall performance of the student.
Two assessment tasks are collaborative work and require all students working in groups of 3-4 students, failing to participate during tutorials/workshops can negatively impact on student performace.
Required IT skills
Standard skills to use computer and internet search engines.
Work placement, internships or practicums
PHASE 1: ASSESSMENT DESIGN
Assessment design and marking rubrics/guides are peer reviewed by a member of the Global Studies team alongside the Unit Outline approval process. Final assessments are moderated by both an IS/ID team member and the HoS.
Assessment Structure: Analytical Response (40%), Draft Research Proposal (20%), Research Proposal (40%)
PHASE II: MARKING & GRADING
 Assessment design and marking rubrics are explained to teaching team prior to being made available to students. Models/exemplars of essays and lit reviews provided and discussed.
 In the marking process, all failing assessment items are identified and double-marked by another member of the teaching team. Double-marking responsibilities are distributed across the teaching team.
 Similarly, samples of all other grade levels (P, CR, DI, HD) are identified by each marker and double-marked by another member of the team. Assessment items awarded marks on the borderline between grades (eg. CR/DI) and given particular focus in this process.
 After all marking and double-marking of a given assessment item has taken place, the teaching team meets for a moderation meeting, reviewing and finalising all marks and discussing any issues that have arisen. Final exams are moderated as part of the final grade moderation meeting.
 Final grades and grade distribution for the unit are discussed in the final moderation meeting. A sample of work at each level is collected/identified for benchmarking purposes.
PHASE III: REVIEW & EVALUATION
Final results and grade distributions are evaluated via (1) meeting of the Global Studies/International Development course team, (2) School Assessment Board, and (3) Faculty Assessment Boards.