ADD5091 - Research methods 1 - 2019

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Fiona Macdonald

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Tara McDowell

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • First semester 2019 (External Candidature)
  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (Off-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in the MADA Doctor of Philosophy course code 1322

Synopsis

Research Methods 1 introduces candidates to research design and methodology in the context of contemporary research, with particular emphasis on practice-based research. The unit is undertaken at the initial stages of the research degree and encourages the candidate to conceptualise their research project across theory and practice through a discursive engagement of the research and its field of inquiry.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Have developed a discursive approach to the subject of their research and its field of enquiry;
  2. Have developed a critical understanding of methodologies in contemporary research, with particular emphasis on practice-based research;
  3. Have developed a critical understanding of the forms, languages and conventions (theoretical and practical) of their research and field of enquiry;
  4. Have developed a critical approach to the analysis of bibliographic and other empirical sources;
  5. Have developed an understanding of research ethics and research integrity;
  6. Be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the difference between professional practice in their discipline and research in their discipline.

Assessment

100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

10 hours per week including 2 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study.

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