Subject to enrolment quota
Required unit for performance/composition stream majors intending to take the Major Research Project to complete the Master of Music Studies (F7K) and Master of Music (F7E)
FCA445 is a required unit for F4D Bachelor of Music with Honours, and for students in the final year of F4O Bachelor of Music (with Honours).
This unit is designed to familiarise honours and postgraduate students with academic writing, research resources, diverse methodological approaches, research governance and various means of interpreting and framing research outcomes. Students will develop the skills with which to frame and communicate research through a variety of modes.
|Unit name||Music Research Methodology|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr Damien Kingston
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify and evaluate appropriate sources and methodologies for your research project in written format.
- Examine and interpret research governance and ethics concerns in the context of honours and post-graduate research.
- Generate original research content to be communicated in written and presentation formats.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Weekly lecture (90 minutes)
Task 1: Literature Review, 1200-1800 words (40%)
Task 2: Methodology Assignment, 750–1000 words (40%)
Task 3: Ethics Approval Assignment (10%)
Task 4: Research Topic, Rationale and Annotated Bibliography (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations 8th ed. ISBN 9780226816388.
Booth, Wayne, Gregory Colomb and Joseph Williams. The Craft of Research, 3rd ed; Knowles, J. Gary and Ardra l. Cole. Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research; O'Leary, Zina. The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project;
Booktopia textbook links
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