Research Methods

Course code CAPA4001
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

This 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.

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

Presentation: Seminar Presentation

Essay: Essay

Contact Hours

Seminar

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