This unit of study 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 do data analysis and its management, and draft the study report which go 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 studens 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 contributing towards a ready practitioner embedded in a community of practice.
ASA6003 - Research Thesis (Part 1)
|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 creation solutions in response to academic theory;|
|5.||Troubleshoot and manage a practical project to successful completion; and|
|6.||Implement ethical research processes under supervision.|
|Assignment||Completion of data collection process and data analysis report||10%|
|Assignment||Completion of research findings chapter, discussion chapter on findings and conclusion chapter||15%|
|Thesis||Completion of research thesis of 15,000 - 20,000 words||65%|
|Presentation||Present findings at the Community Development Symposium||10%|
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