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Property Research and Analysis (ABPL90363)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90363
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Property Research and Analysis is a taught module that draws on theories and techniques to analyse various property-related research questions in an applied way through selected research-based studies demonstrating how these theories and techniques are applied. The specific focus on research in this subject provides the foundation for ABPL90362 Research Thesis – Property.

The subject has two aims:

  1. To equip students with the skills necessary to conduct rigorous and original research;
  2. To provide them with an opportunity to develop a scholarly foundation and a theoretical framework for an investigation into a research topic determined by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor. The academic supervisor will guide the student while undertaking ABPL90362 Research Thesis – Property.

The subject concentrates on the preliminary stages of research, from defining a research question through to planning and beginning implementation of the research. The output of students' work constitutes the basis for the empirical work conducted in ABPL90362 Research Thesis - Property and forms an integral part of the final research report of that subject.

Together ABPL90363 Property Research Analysis and ABPL90362 Research Thesis - Property meet the 25-point research pathway to PhD requirement.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject students are expected to:

  • Have a sound understanding of the main theories and analytical techniques that are commonly used or relevant to property research;
  • Be able to plan and collect primary and secondary data for analysis of specific research problem;
  • Enhance the ability of self-direct learning;
  • Be able to effectively interpret and communicate research/analytical result.

Generic skills

  • Ability to identify and develop a research proposal for a property research problem;
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research techniques relevant to land and property;
  • Written and verbal communication.

Last updated: 16 August 2017