This unit of study follows Research Thesis (Part 1) and provides students the opportunity, under guidance from a supervisor, to progress in the research process and management. Further to developing a research question and designing the study with an ethics process, the learner will undertake data analysis and its management, and draft the study report which goes to the final thesis. Students, undertaking creative/practical work, can include their project work with the word count. This is an opportunity for learners to demonstrate they are able to conduct ethical studies in the domains of field, practical/creative, communications research report and interpret the findings and communicate them to various audiences. Again, this part of the research thesis aligns with AQF standards at this level and is deemed as contributing towards a ready practitioner embedded in a community of practice.

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ASA6003 - Research Thesis (Part 1)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on a range of conceptual and empirical materials and justify conclusions;  
  2. Argue findings through written communication;  
  3. Conceptually map the intersection between theory and practice;  
  4. Devise innovative creative solutions in response to academic theory;  
  5. Troubleshoot and manage a practical project to successful completion; and  
  6. Implement ethical research processes under supervision.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Thesis Completion of research thesis of 15,000 - 20,000 words 100%
Each assignment is designed as separate research/learning milestones for students to complete the research thesis. Feedback will be provided in each research milestone to prepare students for the final thesis submission. Students are required to submit a completed research thesis of 15,000-20,000 words by the end of this unit.

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