RESEARCH BY DESIGN

HMK2RBD

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do you undertake a research project? How do you even begin to design research? Students undertaking Research by Design have the opportunity to work with some of our leading researchers in the La Trobe Research Focus Areas through a research internship and see firsthand how research is conducted. Students will further build upon their teamwork skills to design, develop and commence group research projects.

SchoolLa Trobe Learning & Teaching

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRegina Magierowski

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HMK1COR

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 and write a research literature review.

Activities:
Group work, database searching, class activities.

02. Employ effective teamwork to conduct and document a group research project.

Activities:
Group work, teamwork training, class activities.

03. Develop specific methodological and analytical frameworks for a given research proposal.

Activities:
Database searching, reading, working with research staff, class activities.

04. Appraise and analyse key aspects of a research project.

Activities:
Internship, group work, self-reflection, working with research staff, class activities.

05. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Activities:
Group work, class activities, assignments.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Pitt

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 35.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Research internships may be completed outside the normal teaching period with agreement from the Academic Coordinator."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word individual literature review of the group research topic30 01, 05
One 2,000-word group research proposal30 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,500-word individual structured internship reflection20 04, 05
One 1,250-word individual structured internship log book20 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Pitt

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 35.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"Research internships may be completed outside the normal teaching period with agreement from the Academic Coordinator."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000-word individual literature review of the group research topic30 01, 05
One 2,000-word group research proposal30 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,500-word individual structured internship reflection20 04, 05
One 1,250-word individual structured internship log book20 04, 05