INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH REPORT

DST5IDR

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students with high grades are provided with the opportunity to conduct detailed research on an approved topic within the broad field of International Development. Students are expected to undertake independent research, which will lead to the production of a 8,000-word research report in which the findings of their work are communicated in accordance with the requirements of formal academic work or as a piece of professional writing for a development agency.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorChris Roche

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of 60 credit points within the Master of International Development (AMID/AMIDH/AMIDV) with 75% average and coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will be able to communicate research outcomes in either relevant academic or professional writing styles and in an oral presentation

Activities:
Student work will be drafted and commented on by supervisor

02. Students will be able to demonstrate high level skills of analysis, evaluation and argument.

Activities:
Student work will be drafted and commented on by supervisor

03. Students will be able to design and carry out a research project and show the ability to independently apply this learning to a proposed research project

Activities:
Students will work with the supervisor through a number of writings on research design.

04. Students will be able to identify relevant sources for a program of study and demonstrate high level competence in discerning relevance

Activities:
Face to face or internet meetings to discuss literature reviews and annotated bibliography. Discussion of how academics design reading lists.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChris Roche

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word literature review25 04
One 6,000-word research report75 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChris Roche

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours supervisor consultation other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word literature review25 04
One 6,000-word research report75 01, 02, 03