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Research Preparation for Criminology Honours (CRM545)

School School of Law
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit will provide knowledge and skills for students working towards the completion of Honours in Criminology. Students will explore approaches to research design and analysis, engaging with issues influencing decision-making in research. In this units students will develop a research proposal, write an annotated bibliography and prepare an ethics application. Poster production and presentation skills will also be explored. Students undertaking this unit must be enrolled concurrently in the Criminology Honours thesis unit.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Effectively plan and communicate work associated with research preparation in a variety of formats (oral and written) to a variety of audiences;
2. Access and apply the appropriate information and communication technology resources for a range of tasks;
3. Critically evaluate existing work in the discipline; and
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of research design including the preparation of an ethics application for a proposed research topic.
Timetabled Learning Activities This unit will have one 3-hour seminar in Week 1 and one 3-hour seminar at the end of the semester. Students working in external mode will have access to recordings and on line discussion. The remainder of the unit will be taught by individual supervision and self-directed learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit incorporates a mixture of structured timetabled learning, individual supervision and a sizeable focus on self- directed learning.
Assessment Assessment will comprise a research proposal with an annotated bibliography, ethics application and poster presentation. Written feedback in the form of comments or completion of marking rubrics will be provided.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Criminology Honours
Notes Honours students must be enrolled concurrently in this unit and their Honours thesis unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Criminology Honours (BCrim(Hons))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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