• 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 conduct a research project in an area of interest. Building on PREP1012: Independent Research Proposal, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply their problem solving, teamwork and research skills to a topic of interest using simple survey methodology to collect and analyse data from their class peers. The findings from their project will be presented in both report and poster format. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on critical analysis and the significance of robust, ethically-based research to inform, influence and support decision making as it applies to our daily lives.

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, group work and problem solving skills in the context ofconducting and presenting survey-based research with class peers in an area of interest;
2. Apply key research terminologies and principles from qualitative and quantitative research;
3. Collect, evaluate and present on data gathered through a research project;
4. Apply ethical standards, academic integrity and "fair test" principles in academic research activities;
5. Apply basic graphing, statistical and survey skills in the conducting of a research project.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Research project final report 50% (LO:1-5)
Topic tests (x2) 30% (LO:2, 4,5)
Poster presentation (20%) (LO:1-3, 5)

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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 Advance.

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
4989 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
10077 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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