Research Design and Methodology

CSM80010 12.5 Credit Points Off-Campus


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 0 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

This unit is primarily an introduction to the principles and processes involved in research practice and students will learn how to develop a research plan with the necessary components.

Unit Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Identify a research problem and conduct a quasi-literature review on a topic of your choice
2. Review and evaluate a series of published research articles identifying the major components in published research and research design principles
3. Identify the characteristics of good quantitative and qualitative research design and the decision making processes involved in developing such designs
4. Formulate a research plan including the necessary components and identify and describe the major components in a research report