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Research methodology 1 (6 points)


Leader: Professor Ron Davison

Berwick First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2003 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Berwick First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2004 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: On completion of this subject students will be able to formulate a research proposal, develop hypotheses, identify appropriate research methodologies and prepare a research thesis. Topics include: the philosophy of qualitative/interpretive and quantitative research; qualitative/interpretive and quantitative research designs; quasi-experiments and experiments in the field; interview-based research designs; ethnography/participant observation and case study research design; documentation and observation research design; context/textual data analysis; ethical issues in research; research report writing.

Assessment: Research proposal: 20% + Literature review: 30% + Research hypotheses: 10% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Corequisites: BEW4010

Prohibitions: BEW4760

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