The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in GEOG4320. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. It concentrates on the data collection and analysis portion of the research process. By the start of this course, students will have completed a major literature review, identified a suitable research question and developed a robust research design. The course explores and implements appropriate data collection techniques and develops advanced skills in data analysis. The course develops chapter drafts for the student's final honours research thesis.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019
  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Competency in the selection and use of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in development studies.

2. Capacity to identify and implement appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection to be used in their individual research projects

3. Appreciation of the philosophical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in development studies.

4. Knowledge of appropriate research ethics principles and procedures and capacity to obtain appropriate approval for a research project.


Content

Students undertake activities involving:

  • Discussion and guidance on uses of appropriates methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in development studies.
  • Guidance on use of analytical thinking for data analysis and conclusion drawing.
  • Discussion and guidance over the philosophical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in development studies.
  • The application of appropriate research ethics principles

Assumed knowledge

GEOG4330Development Studies Honours 4330This course involves the direct application of research skills and competencies introduced in GEOG4320. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. It concentrates on the data collection and analysis portion of the research process. By the start of this course, students will have completed a major literature review, identified a suitable research question and developed a robust research design. The course explores and implements appropriate data collection techniques and develops advanced skills in data analysis. The course develops chapter drafts for the student's final honours research thesis.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences2040005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019GEOG4310 and GEOG4320Students undertake activities involving: Discussion and guidance on uses of appropriates methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in development studies. Guidance on use of analytical thinking for data analysis and conclusion drawing. Discussion and guidance over the philosophical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in development studies. The application of appropriate research ethics principles NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Competency in the selection and use of various methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection used in development studies.2Capacity to identify and implement appropriate methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection to be used in their individual research projects3Appreciation of the philosophical issues linking research methodologies and theoretical research and analysis in development studies.4Knowledge of appropriate research ethics principles and procedures and capacity to obtain appropriate approval for a research project. Presentation: Research seminar presentation and defence CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0Hours by arrangement with supervisor. This will be run as an integrated learning session. Each GEOG Honours student will present a short 15min seminar in their first semester and a 1/2hr seminar in their second semester.Self-Directed LearningSelf-Directed8hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Presentation: Research seminar presentation and defence


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

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

Hours by arrangement with supervisor. This will be run as an integrated learning session. Each GEOG Honours student will present a short 15min seminar in their first semester and a 1/2hr seminar in their second semester.

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term