ACO412 - Advanced Communication Research A


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

This unit is not available in 2024

From 2025

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil

Students must have completed unit ACO410 and have permission from the unit chair

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.


This unit consists of the preparatory phase of the Honours research project, and is the first of the four research units. full-time students will generally undertake this unit at the same time as ACO413 and then complete ACO414 and ACO415 in the next trimester of study.

This unit will address the research project from the point of view of identifying a coherent research problem, rationale for the study (why it is an important area for study or investigation), its heuristic value (its potential impact on the discipline/society) and identify the suitable theoretical perspectives required to provide a context to the study. This process will involve a preliminary critical literature review to identify the main theories and covering laws applicable to the proposed study. This unit completes the first part of the Honours thesis with up to 4000 words drafted toward the final project.

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