This unit of study is the first part of the Research Thesis and provides students the opportunity, under guidance from a supervisor, to develop a research question to write a thesis on topics related to community development or digital media. The final topic will be negotiated between the student and supervisor and will be a research area within the field of community development or digital media either in Australian and/or international context. The research will usually be text-based but may include fieldwork to gather data. The student who undertakes fieldwork must demonstrate a high-level knowledge of ethical fieldwork procedures and seek timely Human Ethics approval. A supervisor is allocated to each student. Students are required to submit a completed research thesis of 15,000-20,000 words by the end of Research Thesis (Part 2).
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Texts and other resources will be advised by the supervisor.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):