Courses & Units

Professional Research Methods KGA703

Hobart

Introduction

This unit provides postgraduate students with the skills and knowledge to undertake independent and team research in environmental management, planning, protected area governance, spatial sciences and beyond. This unit’s interdisciplinary approach builds capacity for undertaking research in diverse workplaces. Upon completing this unit, you will gain an understanding of how to: identify a research problem, formulate research questions, appraise suitable methodologies and methods for data collection (scientific, spatial and social), identify and apply techniques for analysing data, and develop a professional research proposal that links to policy development.

Summary

Unit name Professional Research Methods
Unit code KGA703
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator

Emma Pharo

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $5,566.00 050900

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 x 50 minute seminars weekly

Assessment

Problem formulation (research questions and conceptual framing): [10%], Approach (methods and data analysis in environmental, social and spatial sciences): [60%], Research project proposal: [30%]

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Textbooks

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