|1.||Formulate an original and significant research question or problem that their research will address;|
|2.||Demonstrate an understanding of the epistemological basis of their research discipline(s);|
|3.||Identify and specify how they will apply key theories and methodologies that relate to their area of research;|
|4.||Locate their research project within existing knowledge as represented in the literature;|
|5.||Justify their choice of theories and research methods and techniques within their chosen disciplinary framework(s); and|
|6.||Develop advanced skills of written and spoken academic communication.|
|Other||3 short writing tasks throughout the semester (600 words)||15%|
|Research Paper||Paper to outline location of the research problem/issue in relation to existing knowledge and research approaches in the discipline/field.||60%|
|Exercise||Abstract outlining proposed research project.||10%|
|Presentation||12 minute oral presentation on research problem.||15%|
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