ALX705 - Fundamentals of Research


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:


Trimester 1: Online

From 2025

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

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

Students must have successfully completed at least 4 credit points, including 2 credit points of their MA specialisation, before enrolling in this unit

Corequisite: 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.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1 x 2-hour seminar per week equivalence)


This unit introduces students to the research methods, approaches and skills that will assist them in the conduct of the research for, and production of, their Masters research project. It focuses on defining research and tackling issues concerned with the practice of research. It is a unit designed to complement the students’ individual research projects and includes sessions on locating print and non-print sources, journalising and recording research and ethical issues in arts research. This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop and effectively structure their research project by considering paradigm shifts that result from research and providing collaborative and cross/arts interdisciplinary possibilities. Students will review others’ research and participate in sharing and publicising research.

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