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Advanced Research Methods (ART604)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The unit will introduce basic research topics: constructing a thesis, referencing and bibliographies; and some of the fundamental approaches used in the various disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities. Students undertaking the unit must have a research supervisor, and enrol in the unit during the period they are beginning their research.
Timetabled Learning Activities This unit is offered in an intensive mode in the first 4 weeks of semester with two (2) three-hour workshops each week.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Honours or a graduate-level (AQF level 9) course.
Notes It is imperative that students undertaking the unit have a research supervisor, and enrol in the unit during the period they are beginning their actual research dissertation or project.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2013: SSH604
2014: 'Advanced Social Science Research Methods'; 2013: 'Research Methods in Social Sciences and Humanities'
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