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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Critical thinking is a key skill in the modern information world, whether you're starting your own business, buying a house, or designing federal policy. Being able to identify an opportunity or challenge, contextualise it through background scoping, and then complete a research project that produces a critically informed and evidence based conclusion is invaluable. Students will start by identifying an area of interest for their research project, before conducting a preliminary scoping report and applied research proposal. Online resources and teaching support the acquisition and development of core research and communication skills throughout this scoping and research design process. Following discursive feedback on their proposals students then undertake their research project, recording and presenting the process and results through a reflective curated portfolio.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorClaire Knowles

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesBackground Scoping Paper. Independent Research Portfolio, online exercises, workshop. Presentation of Applied Research Proposal

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 195 credit points of study in any of the following courses ABA, HUSBAW, RBA, HUSBAM, BEBAP, RBA, SZAS, LWLAT, LWLWA, LWLATB, LZCOMA, LZCA, LZBAB, LZBAM, LZBAPAND HUS2NGP


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

Career Ready


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. A highly developed capacity for complex critical thinking and creative problem-solving in applying your research skill sets to real world opportunities and challenges.
02. Advanced expertise in research by scoping and planning a project that demonstrates the skills to analyse and adapt to the contemporary world.
03. Application of high level communication skills to connect research outcomes with multiple audiences.
04. Independent research skills and reflective critical practice.

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