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This subject allows students to conduct an original literature review of research relevant to clearly specified area of environment and sustainability. The project comprises a substantial review of a body of literature or an evaluation of research or experimental protocols. The specific focus of the literature review will be initiated by the student arising from their keen interests and consultations with other networks and academic staff with relevant expertise. Proposals for projects must be submitted to the subject coordinator in the semester prior to commencement in the subject. Final approval for the topic lies with the subject co-ordinator.
The work will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 12.5 points The work commitment includes regular one hour meetings with supervisors where students report on progress, difficulties and research plans. Workshops conducted by the subject coordinator will deliver skill development in research practice including oral and written report presentation, with a focus on communication of research in interdisciplinary contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
- Carry out a substantial literature review of research relevant to an identified topic.
- Integration and application of disciplinary knowledge and skills to an independently generated research question and investigation.
- Analyze and synthesize salient features and important theoretical, methodological and empirical trends in published literature and data.
- Present research findings in written and verbal forms.
- Enhance their skills in critical thinking.
- Apply critical thinking skills and foundational research skills to develop and address a research question.
- Demonstrate planning and time management skills.
- Undertake research independently.
- Demonstrate a capacity to communicate research findings clearly, comprehensively and persuasively.
Last updated: 18 December 2020