Subject details

  • Topics
    • The Research Project - Focussing research and the assignment
    • The elements, stages and features of the research process
    • The research question - from formulation to implementation
    • Research for Journalism and Media
    • Researching fiction
    • Researching non-fiction
    • Research case studies - eg. literature for young people; crime writing
    • Other formats for research publication (eg drama and performance)
    • Ethics of research
    • Conventions of publishing - drafting, editing, formatting, ethics, submission and the pitch
    • Publication opportunities
  • Study resources
    • Print Materials
      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Identify and critically evaluate a range of creative research methodologies appropriate for the field of creative writing
  2. Demonstrate practical skills in collecting, collating, and synthesising research data and the application of a research methodology appropriate to their chosen writing project
  3. Conceptualise, methodologise, collate data, contextualise, and produce a writing project that includes a written piece for publication, a detailed plan, and a reflective researchers’ journey.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignments — 60%-70% (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online Discussion — 30%-40% (0%)

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:

  • SWI-LPW505
  • SWI-LPW502

Special requirements

No special requirements

In this subject, students will learn about the relationship between the concept of research as it is used in writing, the methodical collection of appropriate investigative materials and the publication of a researched piece of writing.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

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