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HMT4007 Becoming a Researcher

Units : 2
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH


Honours and Masters level students currently undertaking communications, creative arts, humanities and social sciences require knowledge of a range of techniques for researching and writing. This course introduces students to the skills to be able to survey a field of literature, identify a research problem, decide on research objectives and select appropriate method/s to carry out the research. It will also assist students in developing an awareness of discipline-specific requirements, such as the need to ensure epistemological consistency between their aims, methodologies, data collection and analysis of results in a manner appropriate to their discipline areas.

Students will explore the practical skills and methodological choices necessary and available to researchers in communications, creative arts, humanities and social sciences. They will also examine the processes and requirements of research project management, including articulating a research focus, finding and reviewing relevant literature, and structuring and presenting a long research project in both written and oral form. Students will also investigate different methods, methodologies and theories and discuss their values and uses for developing research in these disciplines.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 September 2023