24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL
Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
Students conduct a critical review of the literature relevant to their study; derive appropriate hypotheses for testing; devise an empirical test of the hypotheses showing regard to practical problems of conducting research, ethical considerations, and principles of scientific method; conduct a planned study and manage any problems arising in the data collection; select and conduct an appropriate analysis of the data; and write a report on the project, showing due regard to relevant stylistic conventions.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- implement a research proposal
- recognise practical problems of conducting scientific research and propose solutions
- complete a research dissertation
- develop the ability to conduct and manage a planned study
- apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills in individual and/or group activities dealing with a research dissertation.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 432 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average seven/eight hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
AFX4000 or ACX4000
Students must be enrolled in course 0181 or 0171 to undertake this unit.