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LA4058 - Research Skills

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

Students are required to attend and participate where necessary in a series of workshops and seminars that will assist students to acquire necessary skills to engage in advanced research. Such workshops include, but are not limited to: (1) professional writing and editing; (2) Plagiarism & SafeAssign; (3) Academic and thesis writing; (4) Effective Candidature Management; (4) Research Methods; (5) Managing the Advisory Panel; (6) Critical Thinking; (7) Writing for journals; (8) Information storage and management; (9) communication skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate and apply the advanced writing, reading and research skills and methods required to complete an Honours thesis;
  • demonstrate and apply skills to critically evaluate sources of information in a range of academic texts;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the necessary skills to successfully manage essential components of the process of Honours.

Subject Assessment

  • Students are required to attend/complete 6 x research modules offered by the Graduate Research School. Upon completion students are to select 4 out of the 6 modules and write a reflection report. Each reflection report is worth 25%.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jamie Fellows
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions - Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jamie Fellows, Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions - Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jamie Fellows
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions - Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Dr Jamie Fellows, Assoc. Professor Thomas Middleton
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 12 hours online collaboration sessions - Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.