Information Theory & Research
Explore techniques and tools that can help solve problems in how the world shares and makes information available. Team up with your peers to share your ideas. Design a research project that will challenge you to consider ethics.
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- 01 Mar 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate selected research methods
- evaluate self and peer teamwork performance
- communicate effectively to an academic audience
- locate, evaluate and synthesise research information
- propose and justify an appropriate research process to investigate a problem in information studies.
- Students will be provided with a list of topics in the Unit Outline
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Assumes substantial prior knowledge. If you have not completed all Level 1 and Level 2 Information Studies subjects & want to enrol in this subject, email Degree Coordinator (email@example.com).
No special requirements
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.
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- Exercise (15%)
- Report (40%)
- Investigation (45%)
Current study term: 28 Feb 21 to 30 May 21
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