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RM8102 - Research Project in Tropical Environments and Societies

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

Students will complete an independent research project / written thesis in a field of tropical environments and societies, which will be conducted and written up independently, with guidance and advice from the research advisors. The thesis should be 7,500-12,000 words and students will present the outcomes of their research in an oral presentation to a varied audience including academics, researchers and other post graduate students. 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 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 examination for the subject result by a panel external to the supervisory team.

Learning Outcomes

  • communicate specialised knowledge, ideas and arguments accurately, coherently and creatively, to a variety of audiences through written manuscripts and oral presentations;
  • apply the principles of ethical practice to the conduct of research in the relevant area and/or related area of professional practice;
  • 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 relevant research area and/or related area of professional practice;
  • apply advanced formal reading and writing and collaborative skills for educational research in the relevant research area and/or related area of professional practice.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Understanding of relevant research methods and analysis required for independent research

Availabilities

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
    Method of Delivery: and Other
    Assessment: research dissertation and oral presentation.
    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: 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
      Assessment: research dissertation and oral presentation.
      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: 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
        Method of Delivery: and Other
        Assessment: research dissertation and oral presentation.
        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: 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
          Assessment: research dissertation and oral presentation.
          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: 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
            Assessment: research dissertation and oral presentation.
            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: 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
              Assessment: research dissertation and oral presentation.
              Special Assessment Requirements: The research thesis produced in this subject must be submitted for external examination.

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

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

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