APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECT 2

AGR3RP2

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will complete the second part of an applied research project initiated in the subject Applied Research Project 1. You will apply knowledge and skills to undertake a small research project including: the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, adherence to ethics considerations, and the development of recommendations and/or materials for industry. You will develop time management skills, ability to organize, liaise and work closely with external collaborators and will be . required to demonstrate the processes you used to manage the project. Projects are in either the Experimental Stream for laboratory or field research projects or in the Industry Stream which completes research to address an industry problem to develop recommendations and/or materials for the industry. You are provided with research supervision by teaching staff and/or appropriate industry professionals. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. which entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

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 subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesAGR3RP1
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

Writing and presenting research

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Manage an applied research project to produce research data.
02. Critically evaluate data from a research project to make evidence-based recommendations based on the results.
03. Assemble and critique research results to present to experts in the field
04. Demonstrate research collaboration to enhance project outcomes

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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

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 5.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 days of workshops per semester

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

20 minute oral presentation (1,000-word equivalent) + a poster (400 words) (total is equivalent to 1400 words. 

Presentation consists of two components: Oral Presentation - 25%, 20 mins, 1000- word equivalent 

A3 Poster - 10%, 400-word equivalent. The student communicates the change process they have managed including generation of new ideas, development and management of ideas, collaboration and outcomes. The poster reinforces the students' communication skills in written form to compliment the oral presentation. 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Project Management Report and Reflection (600 words).

Report on how plan has been implemented and how collaboration was managed, includes challenges faced and modifications that were made to respond to these and reflections on the management process.

N/AReportIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written project Report (2500-words).  Written report on project.  Student uses the Literature review and methods sections from the AGR3RP1 subject, and then goes on to write a formal report on the project, in the areas of: results, discussion and future recommendations. Students may also discuss how they planned and managed collaboration with others outside their class (industry or other individuals interested in the area), to enhance their project.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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 face-to-face.
Face to face, phone meeting or virtual classroom

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
Two 5.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 days of workshops per semester

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

20 minute oral presentation (1,000-word equivalent) + a poster (400 words) (total is equivalent to 1400 words. 

Presentation consists of two components: Oral Presentation - 25%, 20 mins, 1000- word equivalent 

A3 Poster - 10%, 400-word equivalent. The student communicates the change process they have managed including generation of new ideas, development and management of ideas, collaboration and outcomes. The poster reinforces the students' communication skills in written form to compliment the oral presentation. 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Project Management Report and Reflection (600 words).

Report on how plan has been implemented and how collaboration was managed, includes challenges faced and modifications that were made to respond to these and reflections on the management process.

N/AReportIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written project Report (2500-words).  Written report on project.  Student uses the Literature review and methods sections from the AGR3RP1 subject, and then goes on to write a formal report on the project, in the areas of: results, discussion and future recommendations. Students may also discuss how they planned and managed collaboration with others outside their class (industry or other individuals interested in the area), to enhance their project.

N/AReportIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4