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CV4041 - Introduction to Research Methodology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject focuses upon the need for methodology/formal recognition of the techniques and issues involved in creative arts research documentation and practice. It leads students to a critical examination of the theoretical/practical aspects of a variety of research strategies as well as providing experience of creative arts techniques. Students are introduced to flexible delivery formats allowing for AV presentation, performance, discussion and other practical activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify the requirements, conditions and issues associated with the implementation and management of a research project;
  • identify and discuss the major theoretical perspectives particular to the various disciplines in creative arts;
  • introduce candidates to a range of research methodologies, practice and theories;
  • use computer software to enhance the management, analysis and production of a research project;
  • acquire the skills of conducting a formal analysis of artistic forms of expression;
  • enable candidates to locate their work within the framework of their discipline of contemporary arts practice.

Subject Assessment

  • presentations (45%)
  • essays (25%)
  • reflective practices (30%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 3 hours - Honours Conference
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 3 hours - Honours Conference
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.