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IA5012 - Interpreting Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Indigenous Centre

Available to all postgraduate students.

This subject focuses on the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data within Indigenous research. It takes into account theories that assist in the construction of meaning for data from Indigenous contexts. Topics include data analysis, theory and analysis, coding, interpretation of data, and writing up research findings. Students will be introduced to issues and notions through online learning including the discussion board and e-mail, digital medium and reading materials. Therefore it is essential that students have access to the internet to complete this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically analyse and create themes from qualitative data using labelling and coding.;
  • Explore innovative ways to present and disseminate findings within an Indigenous research context using appropriate academic language and formatting;
  • Critically examine ways of writing up research findings and interpretation of data.


Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Felecia Watkin, <Person not found>, Mrs Trina Jackson.
Method of Delivery: andWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: transcript analysis (multi-draft) part 1 draft, part 2 final submission (50%); essays (50%).

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.