Course handbook

Description

Students undertake a supervised individual research project, culminating in the production of a final research report.

Students will identify an issue within their own context and develop research findings, which would support the community, and its built environment post disaster.


Availability2017 Course Timetables

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 2 - 2017
  • Trimester 3 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Evaluate research strategies and justify a selected method for inquiry

2. Conduct a literature search for a research topic; describe and discuss the literature and situate the selected research problem in a real world context

3. Critically analyse data to construct a logical and creative response to a research problem in the form of a research model or an interpretive investigative framework

4. Write a cohesive price of research thesis/dissertation.


Content

  • Introduction to Research and the Research Process
  • Topic Definition and Literature reviews
  • Logic & Literature searching
  • Research reading and management
  • Models and Interpretive Frameworks Research Questions
  • Research Design
  • Logical Argumentation, Positivist and Post Positivist Strategies
  • Argument and Evidence
  • Words & Numbers 1: Quantitative Data Collection & Analysis
  • Words & Numbers 2: Qualitative Data Analysis & Analysis
  • Power, Ethics and Truth & Ethics Applications
  • Scholarly Writing

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Research proposal

Report: Report: Research methodology

Thesis: Thesis


Contact hours

WebLearn GradSchool

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance learners will engage online for 12 weeks.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks