School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Research Preparation
  • Unit Code

    CCA5101
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr George Skevos KARPATHAKIS

Description

In this unit students willdevelop a research proposal. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for postgraduate work, including an understanding of the role of supervision, the phases of thesis development, the acquisition of research skills, the processes of research, the management of time and resources, research ethics and the responsibilities involved in research.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CMM5101, HET5101

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate bibliographic skills.
  2. Apply appropriate research models to projects.
  3. Develop a research proposal.
  4. Select and develop a suitable topic for research.
  5. Use the Library and Internet efficiently and constructively for information gathering.

Unit Content

  1. How to conduct research in an academic environment.
  2. Management of time and resources.
  3. The problems confronting a new honours and postgraduate researcher.
  4. The process of selecting a suitable topic.
  5. The processes of research.
  6. The responsibilities involved in research.
  7. The use of the Internet for honours and postgraduate research.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Seminars and individual meetings with a research supervisor.

Assessment

GS4 GRADING SCHEMA 4 Used for undifferentiated pass/fail units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
Assignment ^Draft Research Proposal
Research Paper ^Final Draft Research Proposal

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Arts and Humanities

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Research Preparation
  • Unit Code

    CCA5101
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr George Skevos KARPATHAKIS

Description

In this unit students willdevelop a research proposal. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for postgraduate work, including an understanding of the role of supervision, the phases of thesis development, the acquisition of research skills, the processes of research, the management of time and resources, research ethics and the responsibilities involved in research.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CMM5101, HET5101

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply appropriate bibliographic skills.
  2. Apply appropriate research models to projects.
  3. Develop a research proposal.
  4. Select and develop a suitable topic for research.
  5. Use the Library and Internet efficiently and constructively for information gathering.

Unit Content

  1. How to conduct research in an academic environment.
  2. Management of time and resources.
  3. The problems confronting a new honours and postgraduate researcher.
  4. The process of selecting a suitable topic.
  5. The processes of research.
  6. The responsibilities involved in research.
  7. The use of the Internet for honours and postgraduate research.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Seminars and individual meetings with a research supervisor.

Assessment

GS4 GRADING SCHEMA 4 Used for undifferentiated pass/fail units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

Due to the professional competency skill development associated with this Unit, student attendance/participation within listed in-class activities and/or online activities including discussion boards is compulsory. Students failing to meet participation standards as outlined in the unit plan may be awarded an I Grade (Fail - incomplete). Students who are unable to meet this requirement for medical or other reasons must seek the approval of the unit coordinator.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
Assignment ^Draft Research Proposal
Research Paper ^Final Draft Research Proposal

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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