The research project is the capstone unit of the criminology degree.  Students will work in small teams to undertake the research project. The teams will implement that planned project by collecting, analysing and interpreting the data and writing a final report on the findings. The project will be conducted as per VU ethics requirements.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
24
Unit code:
LCR7901

Prerequisites

LCR6002 - Research Methods for Criminology

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Work collaboratively and reflectively to conduct a complex community research project including collection and analysis of research data within ethical and practical constraints;  
  2. Synthesise literature, data and experience in the interpreting research findings;  
  3. Exemplify a scholarly approach to develop a concise, clearly structured research report.  
  4. Evaluate team and individual performance.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review A review of key literature and project plan 1500 words 15%
Presentation In class presentation with peer feedback on progress (15 mins) 15%
Report Research report (8,000 words) 50%
Review Peer assessment and reflection – Individual evaluation of the team, its members and individual performance (1,000 words) 20%

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