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AIX493 - Honours Research Design

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:A Vandenberg



Must be enrolled in A400 course.

Incompatible with:

AIX492, ASP491

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour seminar weekly, and Cloud (online) equivalent

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit shows students how to specify the topic of their thesis research in the social sciences and humanities, how to delimit the literature of other research relevant to the topic, how to summarise the literature of other research, and how to develop an argument about where the gaps are that need to be filled with further research.


Assessment 1.  Literature Review 1500 words 30%. 

Assessment 2.  Dissertation Proposal 2000 words 40%. 


Assessment 3.

- Campus mode:  Seminar participation, exercises, all trimester 30%. 

- Cloud (online):  Journal entries one, two and three comments - And - Workbook 30%.

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