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