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HMM702 - Research Methods

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

S Shigdar



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Equivalent of 3 hours classes per week

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 will enable students to develop knowledge of a range of research approaches, cutting edge techniques, as well as a deeper understanding of the philosophies, ethics and principles of research. It will provide students with skills in planning, and implementing research studies, as well as data management skills, and the ability to critically evaluate scientific literature.


Written assignment 1 (1500 words) 30%, written assignment 2 (1500 words) 30%, written assignment 3 (2000 words) 40%

Prescribed texts

There are no prescribed text books for this unit. Instead students will be guided by relevant research publications, such as:

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