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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

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

  1. demonstrate advanced understanding of research in information studies
  2. communicate research outcomes effectively to an academic and professional audience
  3. evaluate quantitative and qualitative research methods appropriate to information management
  4. analyse the ethical implications of research and design an appropriate ethical strategy.
  • Assignment 1 - Exercise (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Report (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Special requirements

  • PlacementDetails - There is a three-week full-time practicum placement attached to this unit. The placements are organised by Curtin University in accordance with guidelines. Information about practicums is available from the Curtin Practicum website

Students enrolled prior to 2015 in the Graduate Diploma Information & Library Studies and Graduate Diploma Records Management & Archives are required to complete this subject.

Coursework explores key theories and research in information management. The contribution of research to professional practice and scholarship; research methods; research techniques and tools, scholarly communication, and ethical considerations.

There is a three-week full-time practicum placement attached to this subject. The placements are organised by Curtin University in accordance with guidelines and student application information readily available from the Curtin Practicum website at:

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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