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This subject introduces students to research skills for students planning, researching and writing a thesis in the School of Culture and Communication. Research Principles and Practices explores traditional and contemporary research practices and the differing methodological approaches guiding research practices in the School of Culture and Communication. It explores key research principles and practices including: defining an academic field, establishing a research question, identifying key words and key texts, developing a literature review, preparing and presenting a research proposal. Research Principles and Practices provides students with specific research methodologies and academic practices that will facilitate their research projects. It will also provide information about copyright, ethics and the conduct of ethical research.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this subject will:
- develop a detailed knowledge of key professional skills (developing a proposal, organising research, writing, editing, peer reviewing) and understanding of the principles and various approaches to research;
- acquire critical and analytical skills and methods to enable the identification and resolution of problems within research projects;
- develop high level written communication skills required for research projects;
- develop an independent approach to understanding research practices and communications that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical research protocols;
- be introduced to research practices across a range of platforms, archives and primary sources;
- work with independence, self- reflection and creativity to meet goals and challenges of research; and
- be able to communicate their knowledge effectively in a variety of oral and written formats.
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
- have advanced research and analytic skills; and
- have the ability to communicate oral and written arguments and ideas effectively.
Last updated: 3 November 2022