Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1 x 3 hour studio per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject is primarily designed to support students who plan to undertake one of the Research Project subjects offered in the Faculty. The emphasis is on helping these students define a research topic, survey the relevant literature, use results of their literature search to define research questions and to select appropriate research methods to answer these questions. The classes provide an overview of some commonly used methods for data collection and analysis, the process undertaken in designing and conducting a research project, and writing an academic research project report. Concurrent with this subject students will need to discuss details of specific methods and literature within their individual topic areas with their research project supervisors.
A total of 5000 words in three written assignments (worth 80% of the unit grade) and a 15 minute oral class representation (worth 20% of the unit grade). The assignments consist of a draft introductory chapter (1000 words, due in week 7), a research design/methods chapter (1000 words due in week 10), and a literature review chapter (3000 words, due in week 12) that will be incorporated into the student's final research project report, if applicable.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
David Evans and Paul Gruba, How to Write a Better Thesis, 2nd edition, Melbourne University Press, 2002.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
|Links to further information:||http://www.msd.unimelb.edu.au/current-students/|
Master of Urban Planning |
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