|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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:
- To equip students with the skills necessary to conduct rigorous and original research;
- 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.
- 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.
Eligibility and requirements
One of the following subjects:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90011||Advanced Property Analysis||
Recommended background knowledge
At least one semester of study in the Masters of Property program
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
- Annotated bibliography with five or more entries (500 words). Due week 4, 10%;.
- Assignment focussing on preliminary problem definition and literature review specific to the problem(500 words). Due week 6, 10%;
- Data collection (primary or secondary) and analysis assignment (500 words). Due week 9, 10%;
- A scholarly report of 4,000 words containing research problem definition, development proposal and literature review on a topic defined by the student in consultation with the subject coordinator, and establishing the basis for the empirical work that will be carried out in ABPL90362 Research Thesis - Property. Due week 11, 70%.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Piyush Tiwari Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 (12 weeks) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
Piyush Tiwari (Subject Coordinator)
Time commitment details
BOOTH, W., COLOMB, G. and WILLIAMS, J. The Craft of Research, 3rd Edition. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, USA