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LB5235 - Applied Research Project

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject (Applied Research Project) affords students an exciting opportunity to combine theoretical knowledge they have gained to date in Master level programs. The subject allows students to apply this knowledge and understanding directly to a work-based problem area using a suite of research methods. This focus is used as a platform from which to produce a substantive piece of applied research-based work, with the potential for students to develop their work into a manuscript that can be submitted for publication in an academic journal. The essential aim of this subject is for students to understand the theoretical concepts in their related discipline areas so as to provide background to a research project and for them to be able to integrate published work/profession-based evidence and data into planning, conducting, and managing research. Secondary data may be used from a current employer with their permission. Alternatively, data may be accessed from any business or community-based source in the public domain. Assessment items include a qualitative and quantitative analysis of provided materials plus the production of an applied research proposal and final report. Students will be required to undertake a project related to the Master level course they are enrolled in.

Learning Outcomes

  • utilise theoretical concepts/constructs in development of a research question and research design;
  • critically appraise information (literature and data) in defining of research questions and building of the research design;
  • apply high level personal skill, autonomy and accountability in research planning, execution, and communication of results in an ethically responsible manner;
  • write clearly and succinctly, moving from the general to specific, for a range of audiences;
  • interpret, evaluate, critically analyse and synthesize secondary data and formulate appropriate conclusions and recommendations for future research and propositions.

Subject Assessment

  • data analysis (30%)
  • applied research proposal (10%)
  • applied research report (60%).
Prerequisites: 21 credit points of level 5 subjects, including a minimum of 15 credit points of LB5 subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LB5213 LB5217 LB5218

Availabilities

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching 31-Jul-2020 to 18-Oct-2020 (6-9pm Fri 31st July, 9-5pm Sat 1st & Sun 2nd August 2020 plus 2 x 2 hour workshops to be held during weeks 4 & 11 of the study period)
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 110 hours - Online and self-study activities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturer: Dr Leonie Cassidy.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Online and self-study activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturers: Dr Leonie Cassidy, Miss Claire Holland.
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Online and self-study activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 28-Feb-2020 to 17-May-2020 (6-9pm Fri 28th, 9-5pm Sat 29th February & 1st March 2020 plus 2 x 2 hour workshops to be held during weeks 4 & 11 of the study period)
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 110 hours - Online and self-study activities

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching 31-Jul-2020 to 18-Oct-2020 (6-9pm Fri 31st July, 9-5pm Sat 1st & Sun 2nd August 2020 plus 2 x 2 hour workshops to be held during weeks 4 & 11 of the study period)
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 110 hours - Online and self-study activities

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 28-Feb-2020 to 17-May-2020 (6-9pm Fri 28th, 9-5pm Sat 29th February & 1st March 2020 plus 2 x 2 hour workshops to be held during weeks 4 & 11 of the study period)
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 110 hours - Online and self-study activities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Combination of Workshops/Seminars; Online and self-study activities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Combination of Workshops/Seminars; Online and self-study activities

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:
  • 130 hours - Combination of Workshops/Seminars; Online and self-study activities

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturers: Mr Ian Kirkwood, Dr Yulin Liu.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 110 hours - Online and self-study activities

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturers: Mr Ian Kirkwood, Dr Yulin Liu.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 110 hours - Online and self-study activities

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Coordinator: Mr Dwight Lemke
Lecturers: Mr Ian Kirkwood, Dr Yulin Liu.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 110 hours - Online and self-study activities

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.