Research Methods

ICT80011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23


Anti-requisites (Similar content)

Aims and objectives

Students will learn how to professionally conduct research/project, present research/project objectives, write research/project proposals and write research/project reports/ papers.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify the basic principles of academic research and the fundamental concepts of research methodology
2. Interpret and critically evaluate previously published work in a formal literature review
3. Describe the characteristic features of common research methods and debate their relative merits
4. Identify a research question (or project problem/objective) and justify the selection of an appropriate and ethically managed research method
5. Produce a written research/project proposal/report/paper and effectively present information in an oral presentation