Research Methods

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 Hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20



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
Students who successfully complete this unit 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.