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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. prepare and present scholarly research proposals
  2. conduct advanced scholarly bibliographic research
  3. prepare and present a scholarly research paper or equivalent
  4. demonstrate understanding of the internet as a social technology of communication and information at an advanced level.
    • Planning and managing a scholarly project
    • Research, analysis and synthesis of published material, both primary and secondary
    • Formulating and reviewing arguments and explanations
    • Reflection on scholarly work for improved future performance
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Web links
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

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:

  • CUR-NET38
  • CUR-NET39

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-NET102-Digital Culture and Everyday Life , or CUR-NET12

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


You may not enrol in this subject without permission of degree coordinator (

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Internet Studies Project.

In this subject, you will plan for and undertake an individual research project. Under supervision, you will prepare a research proposal, complete a literature review and research and write a paper suitable for presentation at a conference or publication in a scholarly journal. You will not be required to originate primary data, but will be expected to conduct advanced research using existing primary research data available from other sources and also utilise and explore the analysis already published by other scholars. Students may be permitted to present the final outcome of projects using elements of online design or production; students may be permitted to link their project to tasks or duties within their employment or community.

Further Information: Entry to this subject is at the discretion of the degree coordinator depending on results achieved in other subjects of study. You must contact before registering.

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  • Project proposal (10%)
  • Literature review (20%)
  • Author Response (10%)
  • Project outcome (60%)

Textbook information is pending.

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