Graduate Research School

Research Design 1: Theories of EnquiryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 800166.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 5

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Alex Norman

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies/Master of Research, 8084 Master of Research (High Cost) or 8085 Master of Research (Low Cost), 8119 Bachelor of Research Studies/ Master of Research (Planning), 3702 Master of Information and Communications Technology (Research), 1870 Master of Chinese Cultural Relations or 3761 Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation).

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
In 2020 this unit replaced by 800218 - Researcher Development 1: Reading ,Writing, and the Business of Research. This unit introduces students to the principles of research design and examines the process of academic knowledge production. Using theories from the philosophy of science and the sociology of knowledge, combined with regular reflective writing exercises, students will be guided through various aspects of project design, including the development of a research question, the selection of appropriate methodologies, and the preparation of a draft MRes thesis proposal. Upon completion of the unit students will have a firm understanding of the context of academic knowledge production, and will be able to demonstrate competence in designing a research proposal.

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