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Advanced Research Methods (PUBL90024)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codePUBL90024
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is an introduction to the qualitative and quantitative methods used in researching the cultural sector, with a focus on publishing and writing. The course will cover applied research design, and implementation, analysis and communication of results. Particular focus will be paid to the application of research to the writing of a Master’s minor thesis in publishing and communications.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • Understand the importance of research in managing publishing, editing and book marketing
  • Be equipped to compare and contrast commonly used techniques in research projects related to the book publishing industry, and the roles associated with it: including writing, editing, marketing, publicity and bookselling
  • Be able to delineate the various stages of the research process and the planning required for each
  • Have experience in research management approaches

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject, graduates should have improved the development of the following generic skills:

  • oral and written communication;
  • collaborative learning;
  • problem solving;
  • team work;
  • application of theory to practice;
  • interpretation & analysis;
  • critical thinking;
  • synthesis of data and other information;
  • evaluation of data and other information; and
  • accessing data and other information from a range of sources.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
Research Principles and Practices 2019

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


  • Quiz (LO1, LO2)
  • 500 words
Day 820%
  • Research Assignment (LO1, LO2)
  • 1,500 words
During examination period30%
  • Research Proposal (LO2, LO3, LO4)
  • 3,000 words
During examination period50%

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Additional delivery details

Please note: This Minor Thesis requisite subject, Advanced Research Methods, is held twice a year three weeks prior to the start of semester. Students admitted into the 100-point program who intended to take the Minor Thesis option will need to consult with Stop 1 to be admitted into their course prior to the start of semester, in order to enrol in PUBL90024 Advanced Research Methods.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 3 April 2019