COMM 7008 Media Research Project
Credit Points 20
Legacy Code 102521
Coordinator Kate Richards Opens in new window
Description This research-focused subject enables students to develop and produce a major work on a convergent media subject and theme, such as: communications and design theories and practices, data visualisation, content creation for convergent media, and digital humanities. The subject will cover methods for designing and implementing an academic or practice-based research project through workshops and exercises. Students may be introduced to techniques for: differentiating appropriate research methodologies; integrating research techniques into the planning and creation of a research project; field research, action research and research-creation; devising a literature review and constructing a logical argument; and critical reading.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Discipline Communication and Media Studies, Not Elsewhere Classified.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 20cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Use various research methods and processes.
- Identify the most suitable approach for a given research problem or question in the field of convergent media.
- Develop a research question and a subsequent research plan.
- Conduct research based on the research plan and selected methods.
- Reflect critically upon research findings.
- Present research findings and outcomes.
Research methods and processes.
Case studies in convergent media research.
The role of research in convergent media professions.
Establishment of an original research question.
Development of a research plan to include either an academic written essay or practice-based outcome.
Conducting research methods and processes as per research plan.
Presentation of final research outcome.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Research Proposal||1,200-1,500 words||15||N||Individual|
|Literature Review||10,000-12,000 words||25||N||Individual|
|a. Research Report OR b. Practical Research Report and Exegesis||a. 10,000-12,000 words OR b. Written exegesis 3,000 words plus practical convergent media project to be negotiated with the unit coordinator||60||N||Individual|