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RM8101 - Research Planning in Tropical Environments and Societies

Credit points: 06
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Division of Tropical Environments & Societies

This subject requires students to prepare for and commence an independent research project in a field of tropical environments and societies. 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 research.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the relevant research area and/or related area of professional practice;
  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of recent developments, discourses and debates in the relevant research area and/or related areas of professional practice;
  • apply advanced formal reading and writing and collaborative skills for educational research in the relevant research area 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.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Understanding of relevant research methods and analysis required for independent research

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Professor Ryan Daniel, Professor Mohan Jacob, Dr Ray McNamara, Mr Col Murray
Lecturers: Dr Jo Mensinga, Assoc. Professor Margaret Carter.
Contact hours:
  • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
    Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Professor Ryan Daniel, Professor Mohan Jacob, Dr Ray McNamara, Mr Col Murray
    Lecturers: Dr Jo Mensinga, Assoc. Professor Margaret Carter.
    Contact hours:
    • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
      Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

      External, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Professor Ryan Daniel, Professor Mohan Jacob, Dr Ray McNamara, Mr Col Murray
      Lecturer: Dr Jo Mensinga.
      Contact hours:
      • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
        Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

        Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
        Census Date 29-Aug-2019
        Coordinator: Professor Ryan Daniel, Professor Mohan Jacob, Dr Ray McNamara, Mr Col Murray
        Lecturer: Dr Jo Mensinga.
        Contact hours:
        • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
          Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

          Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
          Census Date 28-Mar-2019
          Coordinator: Professor Ryan Daniel, Professor Mohan Jacob, Dr Ray McNamara, Mr Col Murray
          Lecturers: Dr Jo Mensinga, Assoc. Professor Margaret Carter.
          Contact hours:
          • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
            Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

            Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
            Census Date 29-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Professor Ryan Daniel, Professor Mohan Jacob, Dr Ray McNamara, Mr Col Murray
            Lecturer: Dr Jo Mensinga.
            Contact hours:
            • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
              Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

              JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 58
              Census Date 28-Mar-2019
              Coordinator: Mr Col Murray
              Contact hours:
              • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
                Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

                JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 59
                Census Date 29-Aug-2019
                Coordinator: Mr Col Murray
                Contact hours:
                • 14 hours - Supervision sessions with research thesis advisors (typically)
                  Assessment: presentations (10%); assignments (40%); project proposal (written) (50%).

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