Details for Survey of Research Methods

In this subjects, students will gain an understanding of the difference between quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, and will effectively construct and communicate a research project on a topic of their interest which will inform and enhance the selected research field.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: RES801
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: Jon Newton

Prerequisites

Nil

Awards offering Survey of Research Methods

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Discuss the difference between quantitative and qualitative approaches to research;
  2. Formulate a research question and outline an appropriate research plan for data collection
  3. Effectively construct and communicate a research project which will inform and enhance the selected research field

Subject Content

  • As determined with supervisor

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive (Two weeks (not necessarily consecutive): 7 hours per day for 10 days = 70 class hours + 170 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum (20%)
  • Analysis and Critique of a Research Paper (15%)
  • Research Proposal (25%)
  • Research Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

  • As determined with supervisor