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LB5920 - Research Thesis Part 1 of 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Subject chain: LB5920 LB5921
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject requires students to prepare for and commence an independent research project. This preparation will include a proposal for an independent research project, where applicable, and critical literature review. The proposal should be approximately 2,000 words and should clearly define the topic, provide a rationale for the proposed research, outline methods for generating, gathering and/or analysing research data and discuss issues associated with those methods, and should be supported by relevant ethics applications for approval to conduct the research. The critical literature review should be approximately 2000 words in length and provide a context for the research proposal.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in the field, or a sub-field, of Business, Law or Governance and/or related areas of professional practice;
  • identify, investigate, analyse and synthesise a research problem applying methodological concepts and theories in a small-scale research project;
  • communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences through written manuscripts and oral presentations;
  • demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field, or a sub-field, of Business, Law or Governance and/or related area of professional practice;
  • develop advanced formal reading and writing and collaborative skills for educational research in Business, Law or Governance and/or related areas of professional practice.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Understanding of relevant research methods and analysis required for independent research
Prerequisites: NIL
Corequisites: NIL
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NIL

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Ray McNamara.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • 25 hours - Supervised project as directed by the Head of School
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (30%); research literature review (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Ray McNamara
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • 25 hours - Supervised project as directed by the Head of School
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (30%); research literature review (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Ray McNamara
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • 25 hours - Supervised project as directed by the Head of School
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (30%); research literature review (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Ray McNamara.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • 25 hours - Supervised project as directed by the Head of School
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (30%); research literature review (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Ray McNamara
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • 25 hours - Supervised project as directed by the Head of School
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (30%); research literature review (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Ray McNamara
Workload expectations:

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

  • 14 hours workshops/Seminars - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors
  • 25 hours - Supervised project as directed by the Head of School
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: presentations (30%); assignments (30%); research literature review (40%).
Special Assessment Requirements: None

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