School Of Business

Advanced Thesis PreparationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200361.4


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
Completion of a cognate Bachelors degree or equivalent.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This unit can only be taken by students enrolled in courses 2724 Graduate Certificate in Research Studies, 2744 Master of Business and Commerce (Research Studies)/ PhD, 3647 Master of Science, 4651 Master of Health Science, 2601 Master of Commerce (Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations) or 2602 Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (exit only) who have been assigned an academic supervisor for the unit.

About this Unit
This is a 20 credit point unit offered over two consecutive quarters. The main focus of this unit is on understanding how a research problem is identified, how literature in a research area is critically evaluated and how a comprehensive research proposal is formulated. The unit is primarily designed to assess the research readiness of the students. The overarching goal of this unit is to develop a critical spirit of inquiry by providing a structured and systematic way of thinking about writing a comprehensive research proposal. It allows students to become familiar with the requirements of thesis writing from an early stage. The unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in a structured literature review to assist in selecting an appropriate research topic. The unit also develops an appreciation for ethical issues in research in higher degrees. Key assessment criteria include writing a critical evaluation of research papers from the literature within a chosen topic, writing and presenting a defensible research proposal.

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