Distance Online 1 x 10-hour online exercise weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of DVST9020A, GEOG9023 has been successfully completed
Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis; Master of Arts (Women's Studies); Master of Arts (International Development) by coursework; Master of International Development, Master of Environmental Management, Master of Tourism and Events
This topic provides a comprehensive overview of the research process from project design and management to the effective communication of results to different audiences. The topic provides students with a structured opportunity to work towards development of their research project. More specifically, it reviews: the research process; research proposal development; ethical issues; research design and project management; sampling; research methods and data sources; interpreting results; and communicating research results. There is a strong practical component to the topic.
This topic aims to provide students with:
An overview of research processes
An opportunity to practice specific research techniques (especially qualitative methods) used in social science
Instruction on scholarly and professional research communication.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:
Prepare a coherent and comprehensive research proposal
Reflect critically on ethical issues associated with research
Explain the relative strengths and weaknesses of a variety of research methods employed commonly in social science
Manage a research project
Correctly employ an appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative research strategy to answer a specific l research question
Present research findings, orally and in written form, in accordance with scholarly and professional practice.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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