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MSD Research Project Short (12.5 Points) (ABPL90066)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90066
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

ABPL90066 MSD Research Project Short (12.5 points) is designed to produce a 5,000-word ordered, critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts, demonstrating a sound understanding of a topic of their choice. Regular meetings with a supervisor allow the student to obtain advice and guidance for completion of an independent study. Material prepared in any of the following subjects is expected to form an integral part of the final research report:

ABPL40041 Research Methods (Honours)
ABPL90070 Research Methods (Masters)
ABPL90135 Analytical Methods

NOTE: In addition to meeting the required perquisites, students who wish to enrol in this subject should find a supervisor first and get approval from the course coordinator before enrolling in this subject

Intended learning outcomes

  • Critical thinking and analytical ability;
  • Ability to seek out, evaluate and retrieve information, using appropriate research methods, from multiple sources;
  • Ability to comprehend complex concepts and express them lucidly, orally and textually;
  • Ethics associated with knowledge acquisition and usage; and,
  • Report writing skills.

Generic skills

  • Written and graphic communication of ideas
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Development of logical arguments
  • Critical evaluation of policies and practices
  • Use of citations and sources

Last updated: 16 July 2019