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Lismore Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Provides a balanced introduction to Indigenous research theory and practice. Students learn the structures and procedures of ethical research, within an Indigenous context. Comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous research theory and practice are explained. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Research Histories

Topic 2: Principles and Theory of Indigenous Research

Topic 3: Methods and Functions of Indigenous Research Practice

Topic 4: Personal and Professional Issues in Research

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 explain the principles of ethical research policy and practice
2 discuss the methods of Indigenous and non-Indigenous research
3 discuss legal, ethical and representation issues in research

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

  1. explain the principles of ethical research policy and practice
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA5:
  2. discuss the methods of Indigenous and non-Indigenous research
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  3. discuss legal, ethical and representation issues in research
    • GA3:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.