Courses & Units

Developing and Delivering a Research Presentation BAA403


Introduces students to the principles and practices used to effectively communicate about research. Learning and assessment activities develop an understanding of the principles of good research communication, and the capabilities required to effectively communicate about research to an interdisciplinary academic audience.


Unit name Developing and Delivering a Research Presentation
Unit code BAA403
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Toby Newstead
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain what constitutes best practice in academic knowledge transfer.
  • Critically evaluate research presentations using agreed criteria.
  • Incorporate elements of best practice into your own research presentation.
  • Communicate complex research ideas in both oral and written forms

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080301 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,979.00

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Teaching Pattern

3hr workshop x 3 and 1 x 5hr seminar; plus online content. Please refer to the timetable for dates, time and venue.

AssessmentCritique of research presentation (20%)|Research presentation plan (30%)|Presentation (50%)
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There is no prescribed text but there is a list of essential readings that will be available on MyLO. Over and above the essential readngs you are also expected to supplement available readings by seeking additional relevant resources to enhance your knowledge and your assignments.


Bourne, PE, 2007, Ten simple rules for making good oral presnetations, Plos Computational Biology, no. 3, p. e77.

Bryman, A & Bell, E 2015, Business research methods, 4th edn, Oxford University Press, New York, Chapter 29.

Burmak, L, 2011, They snooze, you lose: The educators guide to succesful presentations, Wiley, San Francisco.

Creswell, J W 2016, 30 essential skills for the qualitative researcher, Sage Publications, London, Part 6.

Denholm, C & Evans, T, 2008 Doctorates Downunder, ACER. Camberwell Victoria, Ch. 18.

Ghauri, P & Gronhaug, K, 2005, Research methods in business studies: a practical guide, Prentice Hall

Gosling, P & Lambertus, DN, 2010, Mastering your PhD, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Ch 12.

Miller, J, 2013, ‘Oral Academic Presentation Skills’, Flinders University, YouTube 

Polonsky, M & Waller, D, S 2011, Designing and Managing a Research Project, Part III, Sage Publications, London. VideoJug, 2007

How to give a good presentation’, Kingston College, YouTube,

Santolalla, O, 2019, Create and deliver a killer product demo: Tips and tricks to wow your customers. Springer eBooks, (electronic source UTas library)

A number of Youtube clips are included above but there are numerous clips to choose from so please search.




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