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WS4011 - Honours Reading and Research Design Part 2 of 2

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Subject chain: WS4010 WS4011
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject is also available to BCW/BSW students or by permission by the Head of School. Except with the approval from the Head of School/Associate Dean, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

This subject is available to postgraduation BCW/BSW students or by permission of the Head of School. The subject provides a broad overview of research methods and guidance in the design of a sound honours level research study. It will be undertaken by the student with the supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate a detailed understanding of the research process;
  • organise and present a written literature review;
  • design a research project with an appropriate and relevant methodology and provide design parameters for the proposed research;
  • develop and present a written research proposal.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 78 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: research proposal.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 78 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: research proposal.

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Assessment: research proposal.

Mackay, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Assessment: research proposal.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 78 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: research proposal.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 78 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: research proposal.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: research proposal.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
Method of Delivery: CDROM
Assessment: research proposal.

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.