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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

10

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Introduces professional doctorate candidates to the basics of writing an effective literature review and rigorous research proposal. Students undertake a literature search and prepare a review of the literature in a critical manner that will identify the central problems in the field of study and summarise the major contributions of the area of study as the basis for developing the more comprehensive literature review required for their thesis.

The final research proposal will identify a research problem and the major research concepts involved; and outline the basic theory underlying the problem. The research proposal should also justify the approach recommended to investigate the research problem or issue.

Unit content

Candidates are required to write a detailed research proposal of approximately 15,000 words, including a comprehensive literature review, discussion of a proposed research methodology and assessment of potential disciplinary contribution and impact.

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 On completion of this unit, students should be able to: Prepare a detailed research proposal on a topic approved and supervised by an appropriate DIP supervisor suitable in depth, rigour and scope for and Australian Qualifications Framework Level 10 thesis.

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

  1. On completion of this unit, students should be able to: Prepare a detailed research proposal on a topic approved and supervised by an appropriate DIP supervisor suitable in depth, rigour and scope for and Australian Qualifications Framework Level 10 thesis.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.