Not currently offered

Course handbook


Students undertake a supervised individual research project, culminating in the production of a final research report.

Students will identify an issue within their own context and develop research findings, which would support the community, and its built environment post disaster.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Evaluate research strategies and justify a selected method for inquiry

2. Conduct a literature search for a research topic; describe and discuss the literature and situate the selected research problem in a real world context

3. Critically analyse data to construct a logical and creative response to a research problem in the form of a research model or an interpretive investigative framework

4. Write a cohesive price of research thesis/dissertation.


  • Introduction to Research and the Research Process
  • Topic Definition and Literature reviews
  • Logic & Literature searching
  • Research reading and management
  • Models and Interpretive Frameworks Research Questions
  • Research Design
  • Logical Argumentation, Positivist and Post Positivist Strategies
  • Argument and Evidence
  • Words & Numbers 1: Quantitative Data Collection & Analysis
  • Words & Numbers 2: Qualitative Data Analysis & Analysis
  • Power, Ethics and Truth & Ethics Applications
  • Scholarly Writing

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Research proposal

Report: Report: Research methodology

Thesis: Thesis