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IA4012 - Interpreting Research

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Indigenous Australian Studies

This subject focuses on the analysis and interpretation of data collected qualitatively. It takes into account theories that assist in the construction of meaning for data from Indigenous contexts. Students are taught to systematically code and create themes from data sources such as interviews, focus groups and document analysis. They are also shown how to write qualitatively in an analytical style. Students will also be introduced to issues through online learning including the discussion board, e-mail and online reading materials. Therefore it is essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete this subject, students who do not have access to the internet should notify the subject coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

  • code and create themes from qualitative data collected from Indigenous contexts or about Indigenous issues;
  • place themes in a meaningful sequence for the report or thesis;
  • write a qualitative report of research conducted;
  • use current theories and techniques to assist in data interpretation.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
IA5012

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (50%); online discussions (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (50%); online discussions (30%).

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.