2022 unit information
Unit delivery will be in line with the most current COVIDSafe health guidelines. We continue to tailor learning experiences for each unit to achieve the best possible mix of online and on-campus activities that successfully blend our approaches to learning, working and research. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates.
Last updated: 4 March 2022
Students must be enrolled in course A900, A800, E900 or E850
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3-hours per week to engage with online unit material and participate in scheduled weekly online discussions
Regular meetings and discussions with PhD Supervisors
This research unit is intended to support and extend PhD supervision by acting as a guide that will provide provocations and stimulus material for candidates to discuss with their supervisors and with the HDR candidate cohort and coordinators. The unit has been designed to provide opportunities for candidates to begin their research journey with greater clarity, precision and an articulated awareness of discipline-specific approaches and styles.
The unit material is aimed at developing: an understanding of the contribution HDR research makes to knowledge; a critical analysis of relevant thesis literature; the candidates’ research position within their field; and finally, an articulation of candidates’ theoretical and conceptual frameworks within their knowledge field, and how these frameworks are reflected in the adaptation and implementation of selected research methodologies and analysis processes.
Overall, the aim is to further develop candidates’ abilities to construct and apply discipline knowledge and research skills that demonstrate autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an apprentice expert scholar/practitioner.
The unit’s single item of summative assessment culminates in colloquia, where the candidate’s research progress (written and oral) will be examined and evaluated by an academic panel in order to confirm candidature.
Identify and develop a rationale for their research project's contribution to the discipline field(s) and its substantial contribution to knowledge
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Critically analyse and synthesise relevant literature to inform research-framing document
GLO4: Critical thinking
Articulate (in writing and orally) the research's theoretical and conceptual frameworks and how these influenced their research framing document (including chosen methodology and analytical processes)
Critically engage in research framing discussions with their peer research cohort, other researchers and supervisors in order to provide evidence of research skills, discipline knowledge, and seeking and enacting research advice
Demonstrate knowledge of being an ethical and globally-aware researcher and how this is being enacted in their present research practices
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link AAE900 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.