Sustainable Resource Management Honours 412

Description

This course develops preliminary research skills in sustainable resource management studies. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is also the student's honours research supervisor. The course builds skills and competencies in research design including literature reviews, identification of research questions, methodological approaches, discussion and written communication skills.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 2 - 2015

Content

Identifying relevant literature within the field of sustainable resource management (and other disciplines) in order to frame and situate a research question.

Undertaking a literature review including:

  • Identifying key texts and articles
  • Evaluating arguments and evidence
  • Providing rationale for inclusion of relevant material
  • Clear communication of uses made of relevant materials
  • Identification of limits of existing literature and role of the students research in contributing to the field.

Designing appropriate research design and methodology, such as:

  • Formulation of theoretical and research questions
  • Identification of appropriate methods and boundaries for research project
  • Use of critical and analytical thinking for formulating initial arguments, questions or hypotheses.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Assumed Knowledge

A major in the appropriate discipline with a minimum credit grade average.