Research Project A (Honours)

Subject 705-455 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available

705-444 (ABPL40041) - Research Methods, or approval of the Co-ordinator.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Students undertake a research project over the semester, thereby gaining experience in posing research questions, searching the literature and in using basic research methods for collecting and analysing data and ­presenting the results in a competently written research project report. Regular meetings will be held with the supervisor during the semester for gaining advice on the study topic and technical matters. Material prepared in 705-444 (ABPL40041) Research Methods, is expected to form an integral part of the final research report.


A 10,000 word research project report. However, the 5000 words of assignments produced for 705-444 (ABPL40041) Research Methods, are expected to be refined and incorporated as part of the final report. Students must also orally present their projects in mid-semester. Although this mid-year seminar is not assessed, the report will not be accepted for examination unless a presentation has been made. Appropriate examiner(s) other than the supervisor will examine the final research report.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Ability to seek out, retrieve and evaluate information from multiple sources
  • Understanding and lucid expression of complex concepts in written and oral form
  • Time management skills
  • Appreciation and implementation of the ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage
  • Report writing skills
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