Subject details

  • Topics
    • Framing a substantial original research project that is appropriate in scope and scale, including explicit research question(s)
    • Developing an in-depth, critical understanding of a topic
    • Backgrounding a project with conceptual development and literature analysis
    • Conducting primary research (new knowledge) and secondary research (derived/desk-top/text-based)
    • Research methods for qualitative and quantitative research
    • Writing up research findings into a dissertation
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

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

  1. assess and prioritise research themes or sub-themes and approaches
  2. argue and hypothesise the research problem
  3. assemble, hypothesise, revise, produce and communicate the findings of the research.
  • Assignment 1 - Dissertation (100%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Advanced Individual Project 2.

Further development of project determined in consultation with supervisor(s) relating to the student’s field of specialisation.

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