Research Methods is designed to serve both theoretical and practical purposes. The unit begins by introducing you to the philosophy, logic and nature of research. The unit asks you to reflect on how we come to know certain things through research, how knowledge reflects particular views of the world and how it may be studied, what we are likely to obtain at the end of a particular study, and on the credibility of the knowledge produced. On this basis, the unit is also designed to provide grounding for informed criticism on reported research activities.
The unit is far from targeting the creation of top researchers for its one-semester duration. The realistic and pragmatic target here is to provide you with an introduction to widely used methods of inquiry in the areas of social science, management and engineering that relate particularly to both organisational research and scientific enquiry. There is also the objective to build confidence in developing and refining research ideas by having a chance to develop a research proposal.
Research deals with the genuine strive for knowledge and its grounds are open to all who share the passion of knowledge. You are able to learn here how a research approach may help you in your analyses and projects, can show you a clear picture of reality, an analytical view to processes, and better usage of data recourses.
This unit is divided into twelve modules, each of which has its own readings and exercises. The unit is designed so that you are able to ‘bite off digestible chunks’ of the content in a systematic and disciplined way. If you study each module in the time specified (which is usually one week), you should be able to cover the whole unit quite effectively in the semester.
|Unit name||Research Methods|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||Maritime and Logistics Management|
|Coordinator||Doctor Yuquan (Bill) Du|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- describe basic concepts and principles of research methods
- explain the process of research
- apply theoretical and practical knowledge of research to the design and implementation of a research project in the maritime industries
- assist with the development of a research proposal
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