METHODS FOR GRADUATE RESEARCH

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2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will learn how to develop and refine research questions select appropriate research designs and develop analyses for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies. This subject is designed specifically for Graduate Researchers, therefore emphasis will be placed on evaluating the appropriateness of research questions, and associated methods and analysis for their research thesis.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

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

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

Qualitative research: The essential guide to theory and practice

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSavin-Baden, M. & Major, C.H.

Year2013

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PublisherSage, Thousand Oaks

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Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCreswell, J.

Year2007

Edition/Volume2nd Ed

PublisherSage, Thousand Oaks

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Qualitative research methods

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLiamputtong, P

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PublisherMelbourne Oxford University Press

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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. Critique and evaluate different research methods related to quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies
02. Formulate research questions and plan and justify research methods that answer them. and research plans
03. Select, plan and justify data exploration and analysis techniques suitable for research questions

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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-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

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*
3 case studies (1000 word equivalent) Completion of each case study allows progress through online work. 750-word written reflective response to Pitch feedback and case studiesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
The Pitch (1000 word equivalent) This assessment includes: - 3-minute video pitch about project - peer assessment of two other submissionsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Methods paper (2500 words) A paper is written about methods and methodology relevant to the proposed project.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

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*
3 case studies (1000 word equivalent) Completion of each case study allows progress through online work. 750-word written reflective response to Pitch feedback and case studiesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
The Pitch (1000 word equivalent) This assessment includes: - 3-minute video pitch about project - peer assessment of two other submissionsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Methods paper (2500 words) A paper is written about methods and methodology relevant to the proposed project.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3