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AAR410 - Honours Research Methods

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Offering information:

* Offered at Geelong, Waterfront and Off Campus subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

Enrolment modes:

(B, G*, S*, X*)


Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Miller
Incompatible with:

ALX491, AAR710

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  •     what is research?
  •     the location of print and non-print resources;
  •     finding, reviewing and appropriating others’ research;
  •     paradigm shifts - new research questions and ways to answer them;
  •     collaborative and cross arts/interdisciplinary possibilities;
  •     ethical issues in arts research;
  •     participant observation - the subjective voice in research;
  •     journalising and recording research;
  •     writing research and funding proposals and reports;
  •     structuring an effective exegesis; and
  •     sharing and publicising research.


Research proposal (1000 words) 30%, annotated bibliography of selected relevant print and non-print materials (1000 words) 30%, research paper (3000 words) & seminar presentation 40%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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