- Introducing Communication Research Skills
- Library and other research resources
- Academic writing formats, skills and strategies (I)
- Academic writing formats, skills and strategies (II)
- The contexts and ethics of communication research
- Content analysis
- Quantitative research
- Qualitative research
- Mixed methods
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Communication Research Skills equips you with foundational knowledge and skills needed to research a range of communication forms, practices, audiences, and institutions. It is comprised of two modules. Foundations (Weeks 1-5) deals with the following topics: using the university library and other information resources; academic writing formats, skills and strategies; effective study practices and habits; and the work contexts and ethics of communication research. Methods (Weeks 6-10) introduces key methodologies used in researching communication texts, practices and users/audiences: semiotic analysis, content analysis, quantitative techniques, and qualitative techniques.
- Literature Review (20%)
- Research Case Study (20%)
- Research Report (40%)
- Seminar and Discuss Board (20%)
Textbooks are not required.
Textbook information is pending.