Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do you start a research project? And where do top researchers get their ideas? How do they go about researching them in a rigorous, yet ethical manner? Students enrolled in The Emerging Research will be introduced to the practices of academic research, including formulating their own research question that has relevance to their own life and interests, searching for and critically assessing information and ethical considerations. Throughout the subject, students will have opportunities to meet and work with top researchers from La Trobe's research priority areas and learn more about the research being undertaken at La Trobe.

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 Students must be enrolled in the Hallmark Program.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Week 08-22, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Pitt

Class requirements

One 2.0 hours seminar per week and delivered via face-to-face.

One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments%
Four Group Feedback Reports15
One 1000-word annoted bibliography25
One 2000-word Final Report40
One 500-word research idea20