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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Provides an introduction to academic research in a specific discipline area through supervised project work. Honours students select their project topic in consultation with particular staff with expertise in an area appropriate to the proposed research. To satisfy the requirements of the Honours course, students must successfully complete a research thesis.

Unit content

Not applicable. Supervisor to advise.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify and scope a research-worthy, discipline-specific problem, taking into account the important theory, practical application, ethical considerations, and the time and resource constraints applicable to the study
2 demonstrate an appreciation of the current issues and developed thinking pertaining to the discipline area investigated by producing a literature review which appropriately identifies relevant sources of information
3 present research proposals and findings at academic forums, and incorporate feedback received into the study
4 establish the quality and appropriateness of analysis and linkage of findings to the research problem, along with practical and theoretical implications
5 demonstrate a contribution to the body of knowledge by producing a thesis appropriate to a discipline area.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify and scope a research-worthy, discipline-specific problem, taking into account the important theory, practical application, ethical considerations, and the time and resource constraints applicable to the study
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate an appreciation of the current issues and developed thinking pertaining to the discipline area investigated by producing a literature review which appropriately identifies relevant sources of information
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  3. present research proposals and findings at academic forums, and incorporate feedback received into the study
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  4. establish the quality and appropriateness of analysis and linkage of findings to the research problem, along with practical and theoretical implications
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate a contribution to the body of knowledge by producing a thesis appropriate to a discipline area.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.