HUMN 4002 Researcher Development 2: Proposing and Justifying Research

Credit Points 10

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Description An essential skill required by researchers is the ability to propose research and justify it in a persuasive manner. Through interactive workshops, Researcher Development 2 helps students develop and refine a research proposal. The unit includes workshops on research ethics that will help students articulate the significance and relevance of their work and will assist those requiring ethics clearance. The written proposal is defended through the oral Presentation of Proposal (POP). After successful completion of this unit, students will have demonstrated an ability to design and justify a research project in their discipline.

School Graduate Research School

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) HUMN 4001

Equivalent Subjects HUMN 4010 - Research Design 2 Practices of Research

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of codes and laws surrounding the ethical conduct of research.
  2. Design a research project that adapts knowledge from diverse sources and articulates research questions that can be feasibly interrogated through research.
  3. Identify, assess, and recommend feasible approaches or methods for undertaking the proposed research project.
  4. Defend the design, impact, significance, and feasibility of a research proposal to a panel of scholars composed of one�fs broader discipline.

Subject Content

- Planning for research
- Managing human research ethics applications
- Conceptual introduction to ethical considerations of being a researcher and conducting research as public good
- Understanding the genre of research proposals
- Understanding the notion of impact
- Writing abstracts and impact statements
- Strategies for oral presentation of project proposals
- Planning for research
- Managing human research ethics applications
- Conceptual introduction to ethical considerations of being a researcher and conducting research as public good
- Understanding the genre of research proposals
- Understanding the notion of impact
- Writing abstracts and impact statements
- Strategies for oral presentation of project proposals
- Planning for research
- Managing human research ethics applications
- Conceptual introduction to ethical considerations of being a researcher and conducting research as public good
- Understanding the genre of research proposals
- Understanding the notion of impact
- Writing abstracts and impact statements
- Strategies for oral presentation of project proposals
- Planning for research
- Managing human research ethics applications
- Conceptual introduction to ethical considerations of being a researcher and conducting research as public good
- Understanding the genre of research proposals
- Understanding the notion of impact
- Writing abstracts and impact statements
- Strategies for oral presentation of project proposals

Assessment

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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 750 words S/U N Individual
Proposal 4 A4 pages S/U N Individual
Quiz 20 questions (MCQ + SA) 15 N Individual
Workshop Participation 1 % point for of each of 8 workshops + 2 % evidence of asynchronous interaction (see D2.5e) 10 N Individual
Research Proposal 3,000 words 35 Y Individual
Viva Voce 20 minutes 40 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexie Papanicolaou Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Alexie Papanicolaou Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Online

Online

Subject Contact Alexie Papanicolaou Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - Macquarie St

Day

Subject Contact Alexie Papanicolaou Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

View timetable Opens in new window