FOUNDATIONS OF GRADUATE RESEARCH

RMD5FGR

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject graduate researchers will learn about the epistemology of research and the theoretical constructs in developing an ethical research question. This subject is designed for students commencing a graduate research degree, and will provide students with an opportunity to develop literature searching skills necessary to undertake graduate research. The subject will enhance students' knowledge of the varied philosophical underpinnings and methodological approaches to conceiving and designing research.


SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristina Edvardsson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in a Graduate Research School course; OR Must have passed all first year subjects in HMADPO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess the major philosophical and methodological debates that frame contemporary research practice.

Activities:
Reading material, online debate and discussion, consultation with supervisor

02. Efficiently source manage, critique and reference authoritative literature using relevant library tools, to identify important theoretical and empirical contributions to your area of research.

Activities:
Structured practice, online debate and discussion, consultation with supervisor

03. Understand the ethical conduct of research including plagiarism and the importance of the appropriateness of the research question.

Activities:
Case studies, reading material

04. Formulate your own research question

Activities:
Consultation with supervisor, reading material

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBev Copnell

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
Ten 3.0 hours supervised research per study period during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"30 hours of online engagement in learning material and 15 hours of independent development of assessment material"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A 2,500 word written assignment- Students to consider their epistemological predispositions40 01, 04
A 1,000 word written case study- Students to identify breaches of ethical guidelines in short vignettes and to identify potential solutions20 01, 03
Contributions to online forums- Students to engage in constructive dialogue and/or critique with other students' perspectives or positions.15 01, 02, 03, 04
A 1,250 word library search strategy and critique of a research paper- Students to efficiently source, manage, critique and reference authoritative literature using relevant library tools25 02

Online, 2019, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBev Copnell

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
Ten 3.0 hours supervised research per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"30 hours of online engagement in learning material and 15 hours of independent development of assessment material"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
A 2,500 word written assignment- Students to consider their epistemological predispositions040 01, 04
A 1,500 word written case study- Students to identify breaches of ethical guidelines in short vignettes and to identify potential solutions020 01, 03
Participation in online forums (approx. 1,200 words)- Students to engage in constructive dialogue and/or critique with other students' perspectives or positions in three of the four online modules. Grading criteria provided for students.015 01, 02, 03, 04
A 1,250 word library search strategy and critique of a research paper- Students to efficiently source, manage, critique and reference authoritative literature using relevant library tools025 02