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CV4041 - Introduction to Research Methodology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts (pre 2015)

This subject focuses upon the need for methodology/formal recognition of the techniques and issues involved in creative arts research documentation and practice. It leads students to a critical examination of the theoretical/practical aspects of a variety of research strategies as well as providing experience of creative arts techniques. Students are introduced to flexible delivery formats allowing for AV presentation, performance, discussion and other practical activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the requirements, conditions and issues associated with the implementation and management of a research project;
  • identify and discuss the major theoretical perspectives particular to the various disciplines in creative arts;
  • introduce candidates to a range of research methodologies, practice and theories;
  • use computer software to enhance the management, analysis and production of a research project;
  • acquire the skills of conducting a formal analysis of artistic forms of expression;
  • enable candidates to locate their work within the framework of their discipline of contemporary arts practice.

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops - 15th February and 15th March)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Glenn Porter.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (15th Feb and 15th March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (45%); essays (25%); reflective practices (30%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops - early Aug & early Sep (actual dates to be advised))
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Glenn Porter.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (6th Feb and 6th March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); multidraft Essays (25%); class work development of aims and rationale for your research topic (10%); research journal (20%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops held in Townsville - 15th February & 15th March 2014)
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Glenn Porter.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (15th Feb & 15th March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); multidraft Essays (25%); class work development of aims and rationale for your research topic (10%); research journal (20%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops held in Townsville - early Aug & early Sep (actual dates to be advised))
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Glenn Porter.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (6th Feb and 6th March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); multidraft Essays (25%); class work development of aims and rationale for your research topic (10%); research journal (20%).

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