Undergraduate | MUR-ART303 | 2024
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About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- work with well-chosen literature to identify a research problem and propose an effective strategy with which to resolve that problem.
- apply disciplinary knowledge, exercise critical thinking and analytical skills, make effective and ethical use of data, and demonstrate technical proficiency appropriate to your discipline to argue for your evidence-based research findings.
- reflect critically on the skills and knowledge you have acquired through research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and effectively communicate to others how these prepare you for the future of work and research.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
This unit consists of an independent research project in the Humanities and Social Sciences, drawing on a student's Major and/or Minor discipline areas. Interactive workshops introduce students to skills and methods necessary for undertaking effective research projects, including identifying a research problem, proposing research aims and objectives, choosing an appropriate method, and engaging ethically with data and evidence. You will work with a unit coordinator and in collaboration with others to undertake a unique research project of your own. Demonstrating critical and analytical thinking, innovative problem solving, effective communication, persuasive argument, ethical practice, impact and influence, you are acquiring important skills for the future of work and research.
The learning experiences of this unit also provide a transition into important practices for university life, including writing, thinking, reading, viewing, research, and collaborative work.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Research Proposal (40%)
- Research Project (50%)
- Reflective Task (10%)
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To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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