Applied Research Methods

ICT90003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


 75 credit points
Anti-requisites: Completed unit similar in content.
Assumed knowledge
Skills consistent with an undergraduate qualification in an ICT field.

Aims and objectives

To prepare students for ICT research in non-academic contexts such as legal, government, commercial and software production environments.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the practices used in real-world research including legal, commercial and ethical frameworks.
2. Describe the characteristic features of real-world research methods and debate their relative merits.
3. Compare, evaluate and select suitable research methods appropriate to a body of research.
4. Make decisions based on social, culture and ethical issues and understand the values expounded in professional practices in diverse contexts.
5. Research the literature, and compare viewpoints and arguments and identify gaps in knowledge.
6. Interpret and critically evaluate previously published material in a formal literature review.