Research Review

Course code SPTH4210Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Students' prior learning of research methodology is reviewed in the context of speech pathology clinical research. Students review the current theoretical and empirical research literature in order to argue for a specific research question or direction for further research.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents will be able to:
1. Interpret and critique theoretical and empirical research literature with regard to - theoretical and clinical validity, and methodology.
2. Identify and select a worthwhile area with potential for further research.
3. Argue for a methodologically feasible research question or direction.
4. Present and defend a logical argument in a professional manner.
ContentReview of the research development process including obtaining support, clearances, and eventual dissemination
Defining and planning research problems
Interpreting data
Ethical conduct in research
Drafting and final documentation of research
Presentation of research
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAll core SPTH courses at 1000 and 2000 level in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology, PSYC1010, PSYC1020, STAT 1070
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment - research proposal (500 words) 10%

Assignment - Preliminary literature review 20%

Assignment - Written research review & final proposal (4000 words) 45%
Other: (please specify)Presentation and contribution to online discussion - 25%
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology and associated combined degree programs.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for SPTH4210