Honours Research Methods

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: RES402
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: Ben Myers



Awards offering Honours Research Methods

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

Unit Content


  1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of various theories and practices in the chosen discipline field;
  2. Demonstrate an advanced ability to formulate a research question and outline an appropriate research plan for data collection;
  3. Effectively construct a research proposal that demonstrates detailed knowledge of the chosen discipline field and the contribution of the research to this field.

Subject Content

  • Constructing a literature review
  • Composing a research question
  • Ethical issues in research
  • Framing methodological orientations
  • Qualitative and quantitative approaches to research
  • Working with a supervisor
  • Theological implications of research
  • Writing for examiners
  • An approach to research design
  • Submission and review processes

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

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

Assessment Methods

  • Book Reviews (20%)
  • Oral Presentation (30%)
  • Research Proposal (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Mewburn, I.; Firth, K. & Lehmann, S. (2018), How to Fix Your Academic Writing Trouble: A practical guide, Open University, London.