Research Methods 2

Subject DNCE70005 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 7 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1.5 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

1.5 hours per week





Recommended Background Knowledge:

Extensive background in dance and choreography essential

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

The student learns to discriminate qualitative and quantitative research methods and apply them to explore selected issues within creative practice.

Learning Outcomes:

The subject aims to:

  • Develop candidates’ choreographic skills and understanding;
  • Develop understanding and use of theoretical frameworks to evaluate and critique dance performance;
  • Develop capacity to evaluate, discriminate and make informed choices as part of choreographic practice within aesthetic domains;
  • Develop abilities to collaborate in local, national and international contexts;
  • Promote the exploration of dance as a communicative mode;
  • Explore the potentials of diverse media in choreographic production.

Written assignments equivalent to not more than 2,000 words (100%).

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following:

  • the capacity to develop and design research processes appropriate to specific projects;
  • the ability to interpret, analyse and contextualise professional practice within a broader cultural field;
  • the capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information;
  • the capacity for a flexible approach to problem solving;
  • the ability to access data and other information from a range of sources;
  • the capacity to communicate in oral and written forms.
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