Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

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.
    • 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

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject 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 subject, 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:

CUR-INFM510-Management of Information Services

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

This subject explores key theories and research in information studies, and the contribution of research to professional practice. It includes research methods, techniques and tools used in information studies; evidence based practice and ethical considerations in research.

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.

  • Essay (50%)
  • Report (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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