• Offered by ANU Wide
  • ANU College ANU Wide
  • Course subject ANU Preparatory Program
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This course covers core research skills (qualitative and quantitative) which will be used to plan and write a research proposal in an area of interest. The course introduces students to research terminology, interview and survey techniques, research ethics, simple descriptive analysis and research presentation techniques such as aural and poster presentation, with a view to introducing students to the applied research skills required for research project implementation in the pathway course PREP1015: Independent Research Project. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on critical analysis and writing literature reviews using case studies from academic journals.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Use critical thinking, literacy, digital literacy, academic and problem solving skills to plan and present a research proposal in an area of interest;
2. Describe key research terminologies and principles from qualitative and quantitative research;
3. Use team work, communication and presentation skills required for an academic researchenvironment;
4. Locate, interpret and evaluate key information from academic resources; 
5. Describe and discuss ethical standards, academic integrity and "fair test" principles in academic research activities;
6. Select and develop appropriate interview templates and surveys in preparation for PREP10015: Independent Research Project and other courses offered in the pathway program Activate

Other Information

Course Contact: Dr Rebecca Cross
T: 02 61250982
E: rebecca.cross@anucollege.edu.au

Indicative Assessment

Research proposal 50% (LO:1-6)
Topic tests (x2) 30% (LO: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Group presentation (20%) (LO:1, 2, 3)

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Workload

96 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact: 48 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities.
b) 48 hours of supported and independent student research, reading and writing. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying ANU Achieve.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4986 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10074 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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