THE CRAFT OF RESEARCH

HMK1COR

2015

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.

SchoolLa Trobe Learning & Teaching

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRegina Magierowski

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HMK1TER

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be enrolled in the Hallmark Program

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop, apply and justify appropriate research methodologies for your research question.

Activities:
Readings and tutorials on research methodologies; Presentations from researches on their own chosen methodologies

02. Actively engage with researchers from the La Trobe Research Focus Areas.

Activities:
Seminar program (including Q&A) with top RFA researchers

03. Confidently pose questions and challenge ideas

Activities:
Student teams chair seminars from researchers, including asking questions of presenter

04. Work effectively and respectfully in a team.

Activities:
Student teams collaborate on research proposal and presentation, with iterative feedback from teaching team; reflections on working as a team.

05. Present your research proposal to a judging panel

Activities:
Students practice their presentation in class with teaching team before pitching their research proposals to a judging panel of senior staff

06. Develop your communication skills in order to communicate effectively in both written and oral communication.

Activities:
Students complete written and oral assessment tasks in a variety of formats

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRegina Magierowski

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Video-conferenced from Melbourne"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Chairing research seminars and active questioning of guestsGroup assessment10 02, 03, 06
Four Peer Feedback ReportsGroup assessment5 03, 06
One 1,000-word Final Report (reflection)Individual assessment20 01, 04, 06
One 1,250-word research methods assignmentIndividual assessment30 01, 06
Pitch & Presentation of research proposalGroup assessment (25%); Individual (10%)35 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRegina Magierowski

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Chairing research seminars and active questioning of guestsGroup assessment10 02, 03, 06
Four Peer Feedback ReportsGroup assessment5 03, 06
One 1,000-word Final Report (reflection)Individual assessment20 01, 04, 06
One 1,250-word research methods assignmentIndividual assessment30 01, 06
Pitch & Presentation of research proposalGroup assessment (25%); Individual (10%)35 04, 05, 06