1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into MTHS-Master of Theological Studies
1a Admission into HBTH-Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
THEO9030 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic introduces contemporary approaches to research in areas of theology, biblical and ministry studies. It provides students with tools in the identification of a research problem, undertaking a literature review, selecting and evaluating appropriate research methodologies, identifying ethical issues and the formulation of a research proposal. Students will be introduced to the skills, competencies and technical methods required for research within the theological disciplines.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with a practical understanding of how to undertake a research project.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the current approaches and assumptions of research in their selected theological discipline
  2. Evaluate critically research methodologies and identify those appropriate for their proposed project
  3. Review scholarly literature relevant to their field of research critically demonstrate familiarity with research methods and protocols

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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