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LB5921 - Research Thesis Part 2 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 complete an independent research project and written thesis. The research should be conducted and written up independently, with guidance and advice from the research advisors. The thesis should be 12-15,000 words. It should clearly define a topic, provide a rationale, set the proposed research in the context of appropriate literature, describe methods for generating, gathering and/or analysing research data and discuss issues associated with those methods. It should present the data generated as part of the research project, and a discussion of that data, in an appropriate format. It should draw conclusions and implications from the research (including as appropriate, implications for theory, practice and further research), relate findings and conclusions to relevant literature and theory, and offer a critical evaluation of the significance and limitations of the research. The thesis will undergo formal external examination for the subject result.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively to a variety of audiences through written manuscripts and oral presentations;
  • design, plan, conduct and complete a substantial research-based thesis with creativity and initiative and a high level of autonomy and accountability;
  • 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;
  • apply the principles of ethical practice to the conduct of social science research in Business, Law or Governance.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Understanding of relevant research methods and analysis required for independent research
Prerequisites: NILAllow for concurrent enrollment with LB5920
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
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
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: The research thesis produced in this subject must be submitted for external examination

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: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: The research thesis produced in this subject must be submitted for external examination

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: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: The research thesis produced in this subject must be submitted for external examination

External, 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
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
Assessment: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: The research thesis produced in this subject must be submitted for external examination

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: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: The research thesis produced in this subject must be submitted for external examination

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: thesis.
Special Assessment Requirements: The research thesis produced in this subject must be submitted for external examination

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