FOUNDATIONS OF GRADUATE RESEARCH

RMD5FGR

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject graduate researchers will learn about the epistemology of research and the theoretical constructs in developing an ethical research question. This subject is designed for students commencing a graduate research degree, and will provide students with an opportunity to develop literature searching skills necessary to undertake graduate research. The subject will enhance students' knowledge of the varied philosophical underpinnings and methodological approaches to conceiving and designing research.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKristina Edvardsson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in a Graduate Research School course; OR Must have passed all first year subjects in HMADPO

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

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. Assess the major philosophical and methodological debates that frame contemporary research practice.
02. Efficiently source manage, critique and reference authoritative literature using relevant library tools, to identify important theoretical and empirical contributions to your area of research.
03. Understand the ethical conduct of research including plagiarism and the importance of the appropriateness of the research question.
04. Formulate your own research question

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristina Edvardsson

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
Ten 3.00 h supervised research per study period during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"30 hours of online engagement in learning material and 15 hours of independent development of assessment material"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2,500 word written assignment Students to consider their epistemological predispositionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4
1,000 word written case study Students to identify breaches of ethical guidelines in short vignettes and to identify potential solutionsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
Contributions to online forums Students to engage in constructive dialogue and/or critique with other students' perspectives or positions.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1,250 word library search strategy and critique of a research paper Students to efficiently source, manage, critique and reference authoritative literature using relevant library toolsN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2

On-Line, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKristina Edvardsson

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
Ten 3.00 h supervised research per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"30 hours of online engagement in learning material and 15 hours of independent development of assessment material"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2,500 word written assignment Students to consider their epistemological predispositionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO4
1,000 word written case study Students to identify breaches of ethical guidelines in short vignettes and to identify potential solutionsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3
Contributions to online forums Students to engage in constructive dialogue and/or critique with other students' perspectives or positions.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1,250 word library search strategy and critique of a research paper Students to efficiently source, manage, critique and reference authoritative literature using relevant library toolsN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2