This unit focuses on drawing from theoretical knowledge and practical skills that the students developed during their degree, with the aim of producing a portfolio of evidence of how the introduction of a new methodology in the workplace changes its current practice. At the conclusion of this unit students will have gained the ability to work independently and under supervision to conduct a defined workplace project and communicate the findings. The main difference with the Minor Thesis is that this unit must produce a measurable and applicable change to current practice which is documented mainly through the collection of a portfolio and presented via a written report and an oral presentation.

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SES6005 - Research Methods and Applied Statistics

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conceptually map the gaps in the current practice of their discipline inclusive of different cultural perspectives;  
  2. Work independently and collaboratively to conduct investigation with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability;  
  3. Critically review scholarly literature that may assist in conducting an investigation;  
  4. Devise a plan to implement outcomes of the investigation to innovate practice; and  
  5. Effectively communicate outcomes of the intervention to different stakeholders at both the local and global level.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Oral presentation on the project proposal 20%
Portfolio Collection of evidence of the investigation performed and modification of the practice 60%
Report Written report summarising the results of the investigation 20%

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