APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 1

AGR3RP1

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject develops student theoretical knowledge and skills of the methods and relevant project management skills required to plan and undertake an applied research project in the primary industries. Students will develop an understanding of applied research practices and processes including searching for, analysing and synthesising relevant academic literature; selected research methodologies and common approaches to applied research in the primary industries; research design and methods of data collection; ethical considerations; and relevant skills of project management. This subject is the first part of a research project that will be continued in Applied Research Project 2. Students will be provided with applied research supervision by teaching staff or an appropriate industry professional.

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

PrerequisitesVET2EBN OR SCI2SED
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

Readings

Writing and presenting research

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThody, A

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAGE, 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 TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

The practice of statistics in the life sciences

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Farm business and management: analysis of farming systems

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorNuthall, P

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCABI, WALLINGFORD, ENGLAND.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Research design and methods: a process approach

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBordens, K & Abbott, B

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL, BOSTON.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The undergraduate research handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWisker, G

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPALGRAVE MACMILLAN, BASINGSTOKE HAMPSHIRE

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 TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Marketing: core concepts and applications

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPride, W

Year2007

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY, AUSTRALIA

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 TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

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

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

English for writing research papers

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

How to write a business plan

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Selecting research methods

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorVogt, W

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAGE, LONDON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Handbook for writing proposals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Handbook of scientific proposal writing

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Research methods for business: a skill building approach

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

The business plan workbook: the definitive guide to researching, writing up and presenting a winning plan

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBarrow, C, Barrow, P & Brown, R

Year2008

Edition/Volume6TH EDN

PublisherKOGAN PAGE, LONDON.

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 h 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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 7.00 h 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 (1,000-words equivalent).  Students verbally present their project proposal, including a summary of their literature review findings, their proposed methods for their project, and what they hope to find or create for their applied industry research project. Presentation 15 minutes talk and 5 mins of questions.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Project Management Documentation and Planning (600-words).  Documentation used for project management, including the planning for the 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).  Project Proposal - student undertakes a Literature review on the research project area, and then develops a methods section in which they plan how they will undertake their research project and what type of information they hope to find, or artefacts to create with applications for industry. Students will then go on to carry out their project in the AGR3RP2 subject.

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 h 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 h 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 (1,000-words equivalent).  Students verbally present their project proposal, including a summary of their literature review findings, their proposed methods for their project, and what they hope to find or create for their applied industry research project. Presentation 15 minutes talk and 5 mins of questions.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Project Management Documentation and Planning (600-words).  Documentation used for project management, including the planning for the 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).  Project Proposal - student undertakes a Literature review on the research project area, and then develops a methods section in which they plan how they will undertake their research project and what type of information they hope to find, or artefacts to create with applications for industry. Students will then go on to carry out their project in the AGR3RP2 subject.

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3