Disaster Management Research Project

Course code ARBE6121Units 20Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
• Evaluate research strategies and justify a selected method for inquiry
• Conduct a literature search for a research topic; describe and discuss the literature and relate a real world problem to a research problem
• 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
• 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
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot applicable.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments• A written research proposal and an oral presentation.

• Activities Assignment - Completion of a set of activities associated with the research process including establishment of a program of study to manage own research project and ethics statement.

• A research dissertation: Written assignment documenting rationale, research problem definition, literature analysis, conceptual model and/or interpretive framework, research question, assumptions, proposition/hypothesis, methodology, methods and techniques, limitations, results, discussion and conclusion.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6121