Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will continue and complete the second part of an applied research project begun in Applied Research Project 1. In completing their lied research project, students will apply knowledge and skills to undertake a small research project including: the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; present their research findings through an applied research project report at the completion of the research. Any ethics considerations will be taken into account. Students will demonstrate selected relevant project management processes and techniques to complete their project on-time. Students will be provided with research supervision by teaching staff.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites AGR3RP1 and Admission into SBATE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnglish for writing research papersRecommendedWallwork, A 2011SPRINGER, NEW YORK
ReadingsFarm business management: analysis of farming systemsRecommendedNuthall, P 2011CABI, WALLINGFORD, ENGLAND.
ReadingsHandbook for writing proposalsRecommendedHamper, R & Baugh, L 20112ND EDN, MCGRAW-HILL PROFESSIONAL, MAIDENHEAD.
ReadingsHandbook of scientific proposal writingRecommendedOruc, A 2012CRC PRESS, BOCA RATON, FLA.
ReadingsHow to do a research project: a guide for undergraduate studentsRecommendedRobson, C 2007BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, MALDEN MA
ReadingsHow to write a business planRecommendedFinch, B 20103RD EDN, KOGAN PAGE, LONDON.
ReadingsIntroduction to research methods: a practical guide for anyone undertaking a research projectRecommendedDawson, C 20094TH EDN, HOW-TO-BOOKS, OXFORD, UK.
ReadingsMarketing: core concepts and applicationsRecommendedPride, W 2007WILEY, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsQuestionnaire design: how to plan, structure and write survey material for effective market researchRecommendedBrace, I 20082ND EDN, KOGAN PAGE, LONDON.
ReadingsResearch design and methods: a process approachRecommendedBordens, K & Abbott, B 2008MCGRAW-HILL, BOSTON.
ReadingsResearch methods and statistics: a critical thinking approachRecommendedJackson, S 20123RD EDN, WADSWORTH CENGAGE LEARNING, BELMONT, CA.
ReadingsResearch methods for business: a skill building approachRecommendedSekaran, U & Bougie, R 2013WILEY, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX
ReadingsSelecting research methodsRecommendedVogt, W 2008SAGE, LONDON
ReadingsThe business plan workbook: the definitive guide to researching, writing up and presenting a winning planRecommendedBarrow, C, Barrow, P & Brown, R 20086TH EDN, KOGAN PAGE, LONDON.
ReadingsThe practice of statistics in the life sciencesRecommendedBaldi, B & Moore, D 20122ND EDN, WH FREEMAN AND CO, NEW YORK.
ReadingsThe undergraduate research handbookRecommendedWisker, G 2009PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, BASINGSTOKE HAMPSHIRE
ReadingsWriting and presenting researchRecommendedThody, A 2006SAGE, LONDON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Present appropriate project management documentation

Tutorials and individual supervision sessions will give guidance on recording and analysing data. Tutorials and references will available on Moodle.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Prioritise tasks, manage resources and apply critical thinking to project issues

Tutorials and individual supervision will give guidance to students making priorities and thinking critically about their research project. Dialogue with other students and staff will be undertaken informally.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Collect, analyse and interpret data, draw conclusions and make recommendations

Guidance as to the collection, recording and analysis of data will be given in tutorials building upon previous subjects. Conclusions will be formed after discussion with supervisors.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Present a written and oral report suitable for a professional audience

Examples of previous student and research work and guidance by staff in the presenation of a written report, oral report and poster will be given in tutorials and on Moodle.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2016, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGary Clark

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Presentation Project report (20 minutes + poster)40 02, 03, 04
Project Management (1500 words)10 01
Written project Report (up to 4000 words)50 02, 03, 04