Research Seminar B

MFP80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 Hours

Prerequisites

Research Seminar A

Aims and objectives

Presenting and defending research findings in non-specialist public forums is a key aspect of academic work. This unit aims teaches students to prepare a conference presentation and work in teams to organise a coherent students conference while maintaining progress on their thesis.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Evaluate research designs and projects;
2. Give a concise conference presentation that explains their research design, results and argument to non-specialist academic colleagues and peers;
3. Compose and develop a complex argument in written form by using evidence, evaluating competing perspectives and drying conclusion;
4. Defend their research findings in response to constructive criticism and provide same to peers;
5. Write an abstract that summarises their research design and findings;
6. Work with peers to organise a conceptually coherent conference program.