Advanced Research in the Arts - 2018

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Participation (15%) , Presentation (40%) - Learn more

Unit provided by

2018 Fees
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

This unit will give Bachelor of Arts students the opportunity to apply the research skills and methods they have learned in their studies to real-life situations, problems and phenomena. Assessment for the unit will focus on a large project, with lectures and tutorials designed to assist students in designing and implementing a research approach from the many intellectual resources of the Arts, including Practice-Led research, phenomenology, ethnography and quantitative analysis.

On successful completion of the unit students are expected to be able to:

  1. choose an appropriate theory or method to carry out research, and apply this theory or approach
  2. critically evaluate the application of research theories and approaches, including evaluating ethical considerations in research
  3. concisely write a report, grant application or argumentative essay on applied research
  4. present on a research project utilising conventions of oral and visual communication
  5. incorporate critical evaluation of work from others, including peers and educators, into personal evaluation of a research project.
  • Participation (15%)
  • Presentation (40%)
  • Research Paper (45%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Application of research skills and methods to real-life situations.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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