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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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 either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No additional 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.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Exercise (15%)
- Report (40%)
- Investigation (45%)