Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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Monash University

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture


Dr Fiona Macdonald



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2016 (External Candidature)


Research Methods 2 examines theory models and investigative methods in contemporary research. The candidate develops a conceptual framework of studio research and exegesis or thesis that identifies the relations between research intention and research method.


On successful completion of this unit, candidates will:

  1. have further developed the discursive approach to the subject of their research and its field of inquiry;
  2. have further developed the critical understanding of methodologies in contemporary research;
  3. be able to argue the logic of their research process;
  4. be able to situate the relevance of their research within a contemporary context;
  5. have further developed the forms, languages and conventions applicable to their research;
  6. have developed the conceptual framework, research design and logic of their research process to sustain an exegetical or thesis elaboration of their research.


In semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

2 hours per week, 8 hours of private study

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Chief examiner(s)



Students must be enrolled in the MADA Doctor of Philosophy course code 1322