Research Methods

Course code CAPA4001Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

This course will familiarise students with the diverse range of research methods relevant to the creative and performing arts. It will encompass an investigation of the philosophy and theories of knowledge creation to enable students to undertake research at an Honours level.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will demonstrate:
1. awareness of the diverse range of research methods relevant to the Creative and Performing arts.
2. written and oral communication skills appropriate to a professional scholarly environment
3. the ability to select and argue a justification for appropriate methods to underpin their individual research project
4. a high level of analytical skills and research preparation skills as evidenced through the identification and use of appropriate research sources
ContentThis course will involve the critical analysis and evaluation of research methods relevant to the Creative and Performing Arts. Students will given access to relevant critical literature and a variety presentations, seminars and forums.
Replacing Course(s)DRAM4001 and ARTC4500
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBachelor of Arts or equivalent undergraduate degree, with a major in a field relevant to their proposed Honours study with at least a Credit average.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSeminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay on research methods (due end of semester)
SeminarSeminar presentation including 1000wd paper (approximately week 10)
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for CAPA4001