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Subject details

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

  1. describe the key elements in the design of research programs
  2. appreciate the diversity of possible research methods and their purposes to enable a selection of a method for a particular project
  3. plan the data collection and research method for a small project
  4. apply skills in gathering and analysing information
  5. apply skills and knowledge of the methods for writing effectively for research degrees.
    • Research design
    • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
    • Sources of data and data collection procedures
    • Measurement strategies
    • Questionnaire design
    • Interviewing techniques
    • Content analysis
    • Literature surveys
    • Information databases
    • Statistical techniques
    • Evaluation and writing of research reports, papers and theses
    • Development of a research program
    • Writing research proposals
    • Philosophy of a broad range of research methods
    • Research methodology selection
    • Interaction of research methodology and type of knowledge developed through the project
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core
  • USA-LSM-MAS-2018
  • USA-LSM-GCE-2018
Elective
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject aims to equip you with the fundamental concepts and practice of engineering research and enable you to develop a proposal for a small research project under supervision.

  • Assignment 1 - 1000 words (15%)
  • Assignment 3 - 1500 words (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - 2000 words (45%)

Textbook information is pending.

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