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Advanced Research in the Arts (BAR300)

Organisational Unit College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Description This unit will give Bachelor of Arts students the opportunity to apply the research skills and methods they have learned in their studies to real-life situations, problems and phenomena. Assessment for the unit will focus on a grant-writing project, with lectures and workshops designed to assist students in designing and implementing a research approach from the many intellectual resources of the Arts, including Practice-Led research, phenomenology, ethnography and quantitative analysis.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students are expected to be able to:
1. Choose an appropriate theory or method to carry out research, and apply this theory or approach.
2. Critically evaluate the application of research theories and approaches, including evaluating ethical considerations in research
3. Concisely write a report, grant application or argumentative essay on applied research.
4. Present on a research project utilising conventions of oral and visual communication.
5. Incorporate critical evaluation of work from others, including peers and educators, into personal evaluation of a research project.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour/week for 6 weeks; Workshops 2 hours/week for 12 weeks, commencing week 2 .
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences During lectures and workshops students will acquire practical knowledge in both applied research and basic research from a variety of arts theory perspectives. Several case studies and methodological approaches will be covered by guest lecturers, who will share their particular research expertise. Within workshops students can work individually and within small teams to develop their research project/grant application. Ongoing peer evaluation and structured feedback forms an integral part of the unit learning experience. Audio-visual content and other interactive online content will be available as part of blended and self-directed learning activities.
Assessment Participation 15% individual ongoing
Self assessment 20%
Research project, formative, 45% individual mid and end teaching period
Presentation, summative 20% individual end teaching period
Prerequisites BAR200 Developing Research Skills and Methods.
Previously 2015: 'Bachelor of Arts Research Skills Unit'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication and Media Studies (BA) [New in 2014]
English and Creative Writing (BA) [New in 2014]
Indonesian (BA) [New in 2014]
Japanese (BA) [New in 2014]
Journalism (BA) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Public Relations (BA) [New in 2014]
Theatre and Drama (BA) [New in 2014]
Tourism and Events (BA) [New in 2014]
Web Communication (BA) [New in 2014]
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.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Michael Broderick
Associate Professor Media Analysis

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2389
e: Mick.Broderick@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.073 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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Mr Christopher Mason
P/T Teaching Casual

e: C.Mason@murdoch.edu.au

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