Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Students must undertake this subject in both Semester 1 and Semester 2 consecutively in order to achieve the required 50 credit points.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One hour per week class time, scheduled supervisor meetings plus individual project work. Meeting frequency / duration to be agreed with the project supervisor. |
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Undertaking a research project is conditional upon obtaining approval from a supervisor with consideration to appropriate subjects undertaken in their Masters.
Either NRMT90003 Social Research Methods or MAST90008 Research Philosophies & Statistics must be studied either before or at the same time as this subject.
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CoordinatorMr Peter Mcsweeney
This subject enables students to conduct an original research topic under supervision, as approved by an academic project supervisor. The work commitment over the two semesters will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 50 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a project supervisor in consultation with the student and subject coordinator. Students are strongly encouraged to initiate project ideas within existing networks or to identify a project topic of keen interest, through discussion with Faculty staff, prior to subject commencement. The project represents a capstone subject and comprises a review of a body of relevant literature, together with a critical evaluation of research or experimental protocols, a modest original experiment, or limited exploration of a scientific problem, or an investigation into a problem using an approved methodology. Following an initial workshop to establish subject expectations, deliverables and skill base requirements, projects will generally involve regular meetings with their supervisor where students report on progress, difficulties and research plans. Other workshops will deliver skill development in oral and written report presentation.
Project Proposal (10%) due week 5, 1,500 words, (A pass in the project proposal is a hurdle requirement);
15 minute Oral Presentation (15%) due week 12.
Final Report (75%) Due end of SWOTVAC period, 10,000 - 20,000 words.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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If you are enrolling in this subject please ensure you enrol in two consecutive semesters to achieve the required 50 points. Your Student Centre can assist with your enrolment into this subject.
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