RESEARCH BY DESIGN

HMK2RBD

2017

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

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 develop their team and research skills by designing and conducting their own group research project. Students will also identify and begin a 35 hour research internship with a leading researcher in one of La Trobe's Research Focus Areas.

SchoolLa Trobe Learning & Teaching

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHannah Schurholz

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.

06. Plan and manage a research project that is consistent with relevant regulatory frameworks (e.g. human ethics)

Activities:
Research proposal, communications plan and ethics application.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Schurholz

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 online.

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*
300 word abstract (I, 15%) and facilitated communications plan and agreement (G, 10%) Individual & Group assessment25 02, 03, 05
1,500 word individual literature review of the group research topicIndividual assessment30 01, 04, 05
Research proposal 'elevator' pitch with imageIndividual assessment20 04, 05
Ethics application draft 1Individual assessment5 05, 06
Ethics application draft 2Individual assessment20 05, 06

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Schurholz

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 online.

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*
300 word abstract (I, 15%) and facilitated communications plan and agreement (G, 10%) Individual & Group assessment25 02, 03, 05
1,500 word individual literature review of the group research topicIndividual assessment30 01, 04, 05
Research proposal 'elevator' pitch with imageIndividual assessment20 04, 05
Ethics application draft 1Individual assessment5 05, 06
Ethics application draft 2Individual assessment20 05, 06