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
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate advanced understanding of research in information studies
- communicate research outcomes effectively to an academic and professional audience
- evaluate quantitative and qualitative research methods appropriate to information management
- 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.
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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- Essay (50%)
- Report (50%)
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To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.
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:
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)
- 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 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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