Research Methods

Course code CAPA4001
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course will familiarise students with a diverse range of research fundamentals relevant to the creative and performing arts. It will investigate the requirements for the presentation of knowledge creation and verification to enable students to undertake research at an Honours level.



  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Awareness of basic research design relevant to the creative and performing arts.

2. Written and oral communication skills appropriate to a professional scholarly environment

3. The ability to select, evaluate and represent relevant research data

4. A high level of analytical skills and research preparation skills appropriate to Honours level sources


This course will involve the critical analysis and evaluation of research designs relevant to the creative and performing arts. Students will be given access to relevant critical literature and a variety of presentations, seminars and forums.

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Arts or equivalent undergraduate degree, with a major in a field relevant to their proposed Honours study with at least a Credit average.

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study: Essay & Seminar Presentation

Essay: Essay

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


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