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 begun 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, ethics considerations are addressed where required, and the development of recommendations and/or materials for industry. You are to present your findings at the completion of the research. Demonstrate project management processes and complete your project on-time, and ability to organize, liaise and work closely with external collaborators. 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

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 design and methods: a process approach

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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

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

Selecting research methods

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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

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

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 undergraduate research handbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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

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 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

Marketing: core concepts and applications

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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

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

Farm business management: analysis of farming systems

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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

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

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).  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 word).  Individual task. Early report on how plan is progressing, including collaboration aspect (200 words, Week 3); Report on how plan has been implemented and how collaboration was managed, challenges faced and modifications that were made to respond to these, reflections on the management process (Week 8, 400 words)

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).  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 word).  Individual task. Early report on how plan is progressing, including collaboration aspect (200 words, Week 3); Report on how plan has been implemented and how collaboration was managed, challenges faced and modifications that were made to respond to these, reflections on the management process (Week 8, 400 words)

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