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SRR782 - Research Methodology

Unit details

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Angela Kreutz
Trimester 3: Astrid Roetzel
Prerequisite:

Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: SRR481
Typical 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 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

The unit provides an introduction to research methodology typically undertaken in the architecture and built environment disciplines to enable progression to subsequent thesis and research units in Masters courses in the School of Architecture and Built Environment. By the end of the unit students will have a critical understanding of research methodology in architecture and the built environment, and have developed a scholarly critical literature review for a research proposal for the subsequent thesis/exegesis.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Conduct a literature and project review to support the development and justification of research proposals.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management

ULO2

Professionally communicate research proposals.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO3

Develop and document plans to undertake research
identifying potential problems and appropriate solutions to enable the completion of a research thesis within a set time frame.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Demonstrate understanding of research methodology in the framing of  research proposals and plans.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Outline research proposals Written literature and project proposal 40% Week 5
Developed research proposals Developed research proposal report 60% Week 11

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SRR782 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.

Unit Fee Information

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