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Postgraduate | CUR-INFM130 | 2023

Information Theory & Research

Learn how to apply theories and research methods to a research question in information studies. Discover the techniques and ethical issues at play in a research project that inspires you. Put your new skills to the test on a three-week placement.

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • 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.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

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

Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-LIS330-Information Theory & Research (no longer available)

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - 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

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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