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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. evaluate the existing body of knowledge to identify a research topic
  2. design a research strategy informed by the literature and an understanding of research methodology.
    • Introduction to Research
    • Critical Thinking
    • Developing the Research Proposal
    • Reviewing the Literature
    • Electronic Database
    • Referencing
    • Research Reasoning and Design
    • Quantitative: Data and Analysis
    • Sampling and Questionnaire Surveys
    • Qualitative: Data and Analysis
    • Case Studies and Interviews
    • Preparing for the Next Stage: Dissertation
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment


This subject will need to be taken at least 2 study periods prior to undertaking CME409 Building Dissertation 2 which should be the final (or at least 1 of the final) subjects you undertake in this Degree.

Special requirements

No special requirements

The research process, critical thinking in research, developing a research proposal, literature review, reasoning in research and quantitative and qualitative data collection.

*** In order to enrol in this subject, you must have been invited and accepted into the Honours Stream of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) degree. ***

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  • Topic proposal (20%)
  • Literature review (40%)
  • Final Proposal (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

Related degrees

undergraduate CUR-CME-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Applied Science Construction Management

  • Level 1 Open Subjects
  • Level 2 Subjects
  • Level 3 Subjects
  • Level 4 Subjects - Professional
  • Level 4 Subjects - Honours