ALX705 - Critical and Creative Research Methods


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



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



Incompatible with:

ALX709, AAR410, AAR412, AAR710 and AAR712 

Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (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.

Unit Fee Information

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