Undergraduate | USA-COMM2090 | 2024
Communication Research Methods
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- Study method
- 100% online
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- Start dates
- 1 Apr 2024,
- 16 Sept 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 10 weeks
Communication Research Methods
About this subject
By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Develop a thorough knowledge of research methods and their application in a range of situations relevant to professional communication practice.
- Apply knowledge of research methodology to the use of research in communication practice, and its use in media industries.
- Investigate and apply appropriate research methods to generate useful data for decision making and action.
- Analyse and interpret detailed quantitative and qualitative data and communicate complex research findings in a professional and accessible manner.
- Contemplate and analyse the implications of the use of research data in various sectors and the wider consequences of the use of personal and private data in a range of societal settings.
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Research as Problem Solving
- Ways of Thinking and Research
- Secondary Research
- Language and Research
- Field Studies and Case Studies
- Data Analysis, Interpretation and Evaluation
- Communicating Research
Communication professionals are required to develop plans and strategies using data and evidence from strategically planned and designed research. Research is also used to demonstrate that particular initiatives meet measurable strategic objectives, deliver results and are accurate and credible.
In this course, you’ll gain the skills to critically assess, analyse and interpret information from a range of sources. You’ll also learn essential logical and critical thinking concepts to develop the advanced analytical skills required in the communications industry.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Communication degree. When studying this course as a "single subject", prior knowledge from COMM 1072, COMM 1076 or equivalent will support your success.
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- Continuous assessment (60%)
- Project (40%)
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