This unit is designed to assist students to advance an independent research project (their honours dissertation), and develop a suite of advanced research skills. The unit will encourage students to critically question the role and relevance of legal research and scholarship and how their project might add to the field. Students will be introduced to a range of different research paradigms and methodologies from law and other disciplines. The unit will assist students to plan a strong research project and communicate that project clearly, as a practical exercise for developing skills that can be applied to future research-driven tasks. It will provide practical tips on writing and advancing scholarly argument. It will also help students to identify potential ethical issues and possible publication and other dissemination outlets. The unit also seeks to embed essential personal skills in time management, critical reflection and the capacity to work independently.
|Unit name||Honours Research A|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Dr Phillipa McCormack
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Successfully lead an independent research project that contributes to the discipline of law.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of methods and research questions that make up the discipline of law.
- Create and clearly communicate a research plan that is both manageable and rigorous.
- Reflect on and evaluate their progress throughout their execution of a research project.
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Task 1: Research Proposal, 1500 words maximum
Task 2: Research Journal, total 2500 words
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