Research Preparation

Course code SPTH4211Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

In this course students develop a feasible and ethically sound research methodology for a speech pathology research question.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Interpret and critique research methodologies, at an advanced level.
2. Define an answerable research question.
3. Propose a valid and feasible research design to address the question.
4. Anticipate and plan ways to manage the ethical issues which would arise in implementing the methodology.
5. Select and justify appropriate qualitative and quantitative measures and statistical analyses which would be required to deal with the data.
6. Propose a feasible timeline, budget and sources of funding for the conduct of the research.
7. Present information in a logical and professional manner, both verbally and in writing.
ContentThe nature of data and the selection of research methodology
Applying for ethical clearance for research
Locating and applying for funding for research
Planning and organization for data collection
Planning and organization for data analysis
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSPTH4210
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: detailed methodology 30%
Assignment 2: ethical considerations 30%
Assignment 3: organisational plan 20%
Other: (please specify)Contribution to online discussion forums 20%
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must meet the requirements for entry to Honours stream, Bachelor of Speech Pathology