Disaster Management Research Project


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.


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  • Trimester 1 - 2017
  • 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.


  • 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

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

Distance learners will engage online for 12 weeks.


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