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CV4041 - Introduction to Research Methodology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Creative Arts

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops held in Townsville - early Feb & early Mar (actual dates to be advised))
Coord/Lect: Professor Stephen Naylor.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (6th Feb and 6th March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); multidraft Essays (25%); class work development of aims and rationale for your research topic (10%); research journal (20%).

Cairns, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops held in Townsville - early Aug & early Sep (actual dates to be advised))
Coord/Lect: Professor Stephen Naylor.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (6th Feb and 6th March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); multidraft Essays (25%); class work development of aims and rationale for your research topic (10%); research journal (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops - early Feb & early Mar (actual dates to be advised))
Coord/Lect: Professor Stephen Naylor.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (11th Feb and 3rd March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (45%); essays (25%); reflective practices (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Two full day workshops - early Aug & early Sep (actual dates to be advised))
Coord/Lect: Professor Stephen Naylor.
Workload expectations:
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars - Two one day seminars (6th Feb and 6th March)
  • 13 hours - Online workshops
Assessment: presentations (30%); tutorial attendance and participation (15%); multidraft Essays (25%); class work development of aims and rationale for your research topic (10%); research journal (20%).

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