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 method 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.
  • Topics

    • Production
    • Social Sciences
    • Humanities
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
    • Online Materials

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

Entry Requirements

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

Choosing the right research method can be bewildering.

How do we know which methodology is appropriate and whether the combination of research methods is suitable for the theoretical perspective we will employ?

Through the exploration of a set of common themes or topics, this subject will expose you to core research methods employed across disciplines in the Bachelor of Arts. 

BAR200 Developing Research Skills and Methods builds on the academic skills developed in BAR100 Academic Learning Skills.

  • Assignment 1 - Research Assignment (55%)
  • Assignment 2 - Multiple Choice (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - Tutorial Exercises (30%)

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.

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