This unit will introduce students to a range of contemporary approaches to human subject research, and the epistemologies and theoretical perspectives that frame typical approaches. The Unit focuses on the skills required for drafting a research question or objective, selecting appropriate research methodology and method(s), literature review, research design, and the preparation of a research proposal and a research ethics submission. The Unit will introduce quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research approaches. The Unit will encourage students to identify methodologies and methods that are appropriate to their likely fields of study and offer each student the opportunity to gain advanced skills in one of several alternative research methods. These are likely to include: survey research, grounded theory, ethnography, theological action research, and discourse analysis. A student who successfully completes this Unit will be better equipped to write a research essay and/or draft an HDR research proposal.
Unit code: DP9734W
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
Proposing College: Whitley CollegeShow when this unit is running
Demonstrate a working knowledge of terminologies, theoretical foundations, and methodologies that are of relevance for human research.
Critically review and synthesise scholarly literature relevant to research subjects and their related research methods
Critically evaluate research methodologies and their alignment with human research objectives
Demonstrate research project design skills that integrate a research question, research methodology, and research method(s), within a coherent thesis structure.
Demonstrate an appreciation of the nature, purpose, ethical responsibilities, and limitations of research.
Understand the importance of, and demonstrate the skills required for, successful submission to a Human Research Ethics Committee
This unit is foundational for the Minor Thesis and may be taken in the Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology, all Graduate Diplomas, all Masters awards, and all Doctorates.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Critical Review - Critical review of a human research method||
A critical review of a journal article describing a research method and its applicaiton
|Essay - Evaluate of a human research method||
Selection, description, and evaluation of a human research methodology and method of relevance to your research
|Report - Human Research Proposal||
Prepare a Human Research Proposal
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 22 Sep, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-09-22 21:01:37 +1000