APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 1

AGR3RP1

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject aims to develop students theoretical knowledge of the methods and relevant project management skills required to plan and undertake an applied research project in the primary industries field. Elements covered include searching for, analysing and synthesising relevant academic literature; selecting appropriate research methodologies; incorporating research design and methods of data collection; and ethical considerations. This subject is the first part of a research project that will be continued in Applied Research Project 2. Students will be supervised in their research by teaching staff or an appropriate industry professional. Students can choose to develop a project in the Experimental Stream which plans a laboratory or field research project or in the Industry Stream which develops a proposal to address a problem related to industry to produce recommendations or materials

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesSCI2SED OR VET2EBN
Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBATE, SBVN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The practice of statistics in the life sciences

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBaldi, B & Moore, D

Year2012

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherWH FREEMAN AND CO, NEW YORK

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Research methods and statistics: a critical thinking approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJackson, S

Year2012

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherWADSWORTH CENGAGE LEARNING, BELMONT, CA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Questionnaire design: how to plan, structure and write survey material for effective market research

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBrace, I

Year2008

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherKOGAN PAGE, LONDON.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Introduction to research methods: a practical guide for anyone undertaking a research project

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDawson, C

Year2009

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherHOW-TO-BOOKS, OXFORD, UK.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

How to do a research project: a guide for undergraduate students

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRobson, C

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBLACKWELL PUBLISHING, MALDEN MA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Research methods for business: a skill building approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSekaran, U & Bougie, R

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY, CHICHESTER, WEST SUSSEX

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

How to write a business plan

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorFinch, B

Year2010

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherKOGAN PAGE, LONDON.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Handbook for writing proposals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHamper, R & Baugh, L

Year2011

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL PROFESSIONAL, MAIDENHEAD.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

English for writing research papers

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWallwork, A

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSPRINGER, NEW YORK

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Handbook of scientific proposal writing

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorOruc, A

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCRC PRESS, BOCA RATON, FLA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Search and evaluate current literature through critique and the synthesis of ideas to develop hypotheses which can be tested.
02. Develop a research project proposal by applying planning techniques and evidence-based knowledge
03. Create, maintain and document a project management plan

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 10 - 22
Ten 1.00 hour supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Weekly during semester Face to Face OR phone meeting OR virtual classroom

Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
16.00 hours supervised research other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 7.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Two days of workshops during the semester

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

20-minute project proposal oral presentation (equivalent to 750 words. Students give an oral presentation of their project proposal, including a review of the literature relevant to the project, the proposed methods for the project, and the expected outcomes. Presentation 15 minutes talk and 5 mins of questions. 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Project Management Documentation and Planning (600 words).

Document the process of developing the project plan that is based on collaborative input from your supervisor and industry contact include the plans for ongoing project development and implementation 

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO3

5 x 10 min Online Tests (equivalent to a total of 1200 words). 
Quizzes test the skills required to manage a research project. Quizzes are:
1. Philosophy of research and research design, establishing an hypothesis,
2. Research ethics, human and animal ethics,
3. Data management using Excel,
4. Document management using Word,
5. Project planning Assessments are a combination of Short answer and MCQs

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Written project proposal (1,500-words). Students review the literature relevant to their project and then develops a methods section in which they plan how they will undertake their research project and the expected outcomes of the project. The project is completed in the subject AGR3RP2. 

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 30 - 42
Ten 1.00 hour supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Weekly during semester Face to Face OR phone meeting OR virtual classroom

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 7.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
Two days of workshops during the semester

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

20-minute project proposal oral presentation (equivalent to 750 words. Students give an oral presentation of their project proposal, including a review of the literature relevant to the project, the proposed methods for the project, and the expected outcomes. Presentation 15 minutes talk and 5 mins of questions. 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Project Management Documentation and Planning (600 words).

Document the process of developing the project plan that is based on collaborative input from your supervisor and industry contact include the plans for ongoing project development and implementation 

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO3

5 x 10 min Online Tests (equivalent to a total of 1200 words). 
Quizzes test the skills required to manage a research project. Quizzes are:
1. Philosophy of research and research design, establishing an hypothesis,
2. Research ethics, human and animal ethics,
3. Data management using Excel,
4. Document management using Word,
5. Project planning Assessments are a combination of Short answer and MCQs

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Written project proposal (1,500-words). Students review the literature relevant to their project and then develops a methods section in which they plan how they will undertake their research project and the expected outcomes of the project. The project is completed in the subject AGR3RP2. 

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3