FOUNDATIONS OF GRADUATE RESEARCH

RMD5FGR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

 In this subject graduate researchers will learn about the epistomology of research and the theoretical constructs in developing an ethical research question.  This subject is designed for students commencing a graduate research degree, and will provide students with an opportunity to develop literature searching skills necessary to undertake graduate research.  The subject will enhance students' knowledge of the varied philosophical underpinnings and methodological approaches to conceiving and designing research.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in a Graduate Research School course.

Co-requisites N/A

Incompatible subjects N/A

Equivalent subjects N/A

Special conditions N/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess the major philosophical and methodological debates that frame contemporary research practice.

Activities:
Reading material, online debate and discussion, consultation with supervisor
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Efficiently source manage, critique and reference authorative literature using relevant library tools, to identify important theoretical and empirical contributions to your area of research

Activities:
Structured practice, online debate and discussion, consultation with supervisor
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Understand the ethical conduct of research including plagerism and the importance of the appropriateness of the research question.

Activities:
Case studies, reading material
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Formulate your own research question

Activities:
Consultation with supervisor, reading material
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
Ten 3.0 hours supervised research per study period during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"30 hours of online engagement in learning material and 15 hours of independent development of assessment material"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A 2500 word written assignment- requiring students to consider their epistomological predispositions40 01, 04
A 1000 word written case study- requiring students to identify breaches of ethical guidelines in short vignettes and to identify potential solutions20 01, 03
Contributions to online forums15 01, 02, 03, 04
A 1250 word library search strategy and critique of a research paper25 02

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola McNeil

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
Ten 3.0 hours supervised research per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"30 hours of online engagement in learning material and 15 hours of independent development of assessment material"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A 2500 word written assignment- requiring students to consider their epistomological predispositions40 01, 04
A 1000 word written case study- requiring students to identify breaches of ethical guidelines in short vignettes and to identify potential solutions20 01, 03
Contributions to online forums15 01, 02, 03, 04
A 1250 word library search strategy and critique of a research paper25 02