AIX706 - Research Design


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in A702, A703, A703I, A704, A705, A723, A727, A729, A735, A756, A757, A765, A767, A768, A768B, A768I, A785, A787, A787B, D305

This is a core unit for students enrolled in international relations, politics and policy, international and community development, cultural heritage and museum studies, and humanitarian assistance). Students should complete this unit in the first available trimester of their course.

D305 students must have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%, otherwise Nil


This unit is only open to students in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences postgraduate masters courses and is a core unit in criminology, international relations, politics and policy, international and community development, cultural heritage and museum studies, humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and humanitarian action.

Incompatible with: AIS706, AIS707
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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week


Research Design offers students research training. It guides students on how to specify a question or problem that is important and requires research to resolve or address. It also guides students on various ways to review other researchers’ work and conclude on why further research is needed. Students are introduced to the importance of an appropriate method for gathering relevant data, and then interpreting the data according to an appropriate methodology. Students apply this training to design a research proposal within their own area of study.

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