12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Full year 2017 (Day)
This unit provides students with the opportunities and skills to conduct, communicate, discuss, evaluate, and report research. Students find a supervisor in the Department of Economics and identify a preferred topic on which to conduct research after consulting with the supervisor. Students participate in a range of research activities and produce a final research paper.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- gain the necessary analytical, communication, creative, critical thinking, and technical research skills and apply them to ask and answer a research question that has significant theoretical or policy implications
- demonstrate the ability to analyse, comment, evaluate, discuss, and communicate research outcomes in written and oral form in a professional manner
- demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with high level personal autonomy and accountability.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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 six/eight hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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