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Theory and Research in Asian Studies (6 points)


Leader: Ross Mouer

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Unit is designed to guide students in the formulation of a research problem consciousness. This involves the ability to conduct a literature review to identify key issues and concepts, to argue the significane of pursuing research on a specific topic, to operationalise the key concepts relevant to sample, and to write a statement explaining their problem consciousness. Students will be exposed to obtrusive and unobtrusive methodologies for gathering data, reading texts, observation and participant observation, use of government data, interviewing and surveying. Various methods of recording data will also be introduced. Special attention is given to using resources about Asia in libraries.

Assessment: Written assignments (3500 words): 80% + Examination (1 hour): 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hours (2 x lecture/seminars)per week

Prerequisites: Completion of one or more units with considerable Asian content or by permission

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