This unit provides postgraduate students with the skills and knowledge to undertake policy-based research - a key transferable employability skill. Practical skills development focuses on undertaking research to inform evidence-based policy positions for a topical real-world issue. Upon completing this unit, you will gain an understanding of how to: define a research problem, use research databases, apply a tailored method to generate policy-relevant data, systematically analyse and present this data, interpret and communicate results, and make evidence-based policy recommendations based on research findings. This unit is one of two capstone offerings in the professional stream of the Master of Environmental Geospatial Science [P7B], Master of Planning [K7P], and Master of Protected Area Governance (K7E), taken in place of KGA742/3 Research Thesis A/B in the research stream. Students specialising in environmental management, planning, protected area governance, and spatial sciences will find the unit complementary and enriching to their core training.
|Professional Research Practice
|College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Doctor Chloe Lucas
|University of Tasmania
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- Identify a research problem to inform a discipline-specific systematic review
- Formulate research questions to guide discipline-specific enquiries
- Analyse data collected using a systematic literature review to answer research questions
- Interpret research findings derived from a systematic literature review
- Construct policy recommendations informed by systematic appraisals of discipline specific knowledge
|Field of Education
|Commencing Student Contribution 1,3
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|Domestic Full Fee 4
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Tuition is comprised of video lectures, practical, skills-development workshops and liaison with staff clients.
|Scoping the review (group task) (15%)|Implementing method (group task) (20%)|Data analysis and presentation (group task) (25%)|Major report (40%)
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