Research Techniques for Further Study

MFP30002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 (60 face to face)

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce students to a range of research methods and information sources, to provide students with skills that are commonly used for research methodologies.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
  • Critically analyse research methodologies identified in existing literature and their suitability in different contexts
  • Propose and distinguish appropriate research designs and methodologies to apply to a specific research activity
  • Apply appropriate techniques to the formulation and analysis of a research problem 
  • Apply an understanding of the feasibility and practicality of different research methodologies in various contexts 

Courses with unit

Postgraduate Qualifying Program