This course challenges and supports students to explore the organisation of research for the good of society. How can we identify and integrate what is known from disciplinary research to contribute to the resolution of problems? How can we prioritise research agendas for the good of society? How are research findings implemented or used in practice?
The course will examine the linked themes of “integration” and “implementation” of research to address problems and issues in societal contexts such as expert witness services and research consultancies, the research and intellectual property base for new businesses, approaches to introducing change to professional practice, and the contribution of research to the development of public policy.
The course will include a maximum of 10 students per College selected on the basis of outstanding results and interest in and commitment to working on the application of research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
This course aims to expand participants’ understanding of and confidence in applying:
- Methods for negotiating, identifying and articulating societal issues and problems so that they become expressed in forms that can benefit from the application of research. (LO1)
- Disciplinary characteristics of research, and methods for integrating research across disciplinary edges. (LO2)
- Methods for implementing and evaluating research-based interventions and contributions that address societal problems. (LO3)
Interested students need to register an expression of interest at http://vc-courses.anu.edu.au/home/apply/ and give their name, student number, and a short statement explaining why they wish to do the course.
- Group research portfolio or Report 40% (LO1 & 3)
- Individual learning portfolio or Report 40% (LO1 &3)
- Tutorial Facilitation 20% (LO2)
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Four hours contact a week, made up of a two-hour lecture/seminar and a two-hour compulsory tutorial. Students will also commit to six hours of independent learning per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Engineering to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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