This unit of study is designed to provide students with experience in planning, conducting and reporting a research project. The broad aim is to promote the development of the student as an independent researcher. The area of content is expected to reflect the student's and thesis supervisor's area of research interest. Students design and carry out an independent investigation and report their findings in a journal article manuscript that would be appropriate for submission to a relevant journal for publication (although actual publication is not a requirement of the unit). This is a compulsory component completed over two semesters via enrolment in this unit of study and APH4012 Research Thesis.

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APH4012 - Research Thesis

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Gather and analyse data using relevant quantitative or qualitative techniques;  
  2. Report and critically discuss the findings in the context of the literature review;  
  3. Critically evaluate the research methodology and findings; and  
  4. Present the research in the format of a journal article manuscript.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Thesis Independent research (Journal article manuscript of approximately 8,000-10,000 words) 100%

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