Subject details

  • Topics
    • Framing a research project that is appropriate in scope and scale, including explicit research question(s)
    • Developing detailed understanding of a topic
    • Backgrounding a project with conceptual development and literature analysis
    • Conducting secondary research (derived/desktop/text-based)
    • Writing up research findings in a report or long essay style
  • 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. evaluate theoretical frameworks
  2. apply theoretical knowledge to a chosen research context
  3. synthesise and communicate the finding of the research
  • Assignment 1 - Final project (90%)
  • Assignment 2 - Literature review (10%)

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

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-SCP590

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students undertake a supervised independent project either individually or in collaboration with other students in an area approved by the supervisor. Projects can be applied, reflective, critical or a combination of these attributes. Students are strongly urged to develop a project that is significant to their ongoing studies or prospective employment.

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