Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students in the Craft of Research work in teams to develop a research proposal around a topic of their choice. Students have the opportunity to explore different approaches to research and discover which approaches are appropriate to specific fields of study and research questions. Students will have opportunities to work with top researchers from La Trobe's research priority areas. Towards the end of the subject, student teams will present their proposal to a panel of senior La Trobe staff.

FacultyDVC & VP (Academic)

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRachael Pitt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HMK1TER


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Pitt

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Students are expected to spend at least 1 hour per week outside of scheduled class time on group work and other activities."

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Video-conferenced to Bendigo"


Assessment elementComments%
Chairing research seminars and active questioning of guestsGroup Assessment11
Four Peer Feedback ReportsGroup Assessment4
One 1,000-word Final Report20
One 1,250-word research methods assignment30
One 15-minute group presentationGroup Assessment (25%); Individual Assessment (10%)35