0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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Research Methods 1 introduces candidates to research design and methodology in the context of contemporary research, with particular emphasis on practice-based research. The unit is undertaken at the initial stages of the research degree and encourages the candidate to conceptualise their research project across theory and practice through a discursive engagement of the research and its field of inquiry.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- have developed a discursive approach to the subject of their research and its field of enquiry;
- have developed a critical understanding of methodologies in contemporary research, with particular emphasis on practice-based research;
- have developed a critical understanding of the forms, languages and conventions (theoretical and practical) of their research and field of enquiry;
- have developed a critical approach to the analysis of bibliographic and other empirical sources;
- have developed an understanding of research ethics and research integrity;
- be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the difference between professional practice in their discipline and research in their discipline.
In semester assessment: 100%
2 hours per week, 8 hours of private study
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Students must be enrolled in the MADA Doctor of Philosophy course code 1322