Subject details

On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a sound grasp of the concepts of validity and sources in research
  2. apply principles of interpretation to the analysis of arguments
  3. identify an appropriate research methodology for your research
  4. apply the research conventions of your discipline
  5. articulate a cogent and coherent written argument
  6. present an argument utilising conventions of oral and visual communication
  7. apply self-reflective, critical judgment to your own work
  8. comprehend and apply accepted ethical principles in your research.
    • Production
    • Social Sciences
    • Humanities
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

MUR-BAR100-Academic Learning Skills , or MUR-ISU110, or MUR-ISU103, or MUR-ISU111


Students undertaking this subject as part of their Murdoch Degree requirements must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in the subject.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Building on academic skills taught in BAR100, BAR200 provides you with new skills that will assist you to progress from consuming knowledge to participating in knowledge production.  By doing so, the subject introduces you to core research methods and methodologies subsumed and employed across disciplines in the Bachelor of Arts. The various methodologies discussed are intended to broaden your awareness of approaches available to research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Creative Arts. Some of the methods and theoretical perspectives will offer additional tools of inquiry to your own discipline(s). Hence, BAR200 aims to strengthen your scholarly skills and employability by exposing you to research principles, methods, methodologies, and ethics beyond a single discipline. 

  • Literature Review (2,000 words) (35%)
  • Online multiple choice questions (10%)
  • Tutorial Exercises: Forum Discussion - 15%; Video Presentation - 15% (30%)
  • Methodology Essay (1,500 words) (25%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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