Course Title: Research Methods (Fashion and Textile)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Methods (Fashion and Textile)

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2024

City Campus

Postgraduate

335H Applied Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

GRAP2024

City Campus

Postgraduate

335H Applied Communication

Internet

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008

GRAP2024

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010

GRAP2024

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Russell Bevers

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3029

Course Coordinator Email:russell.bevers@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: City campus


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This is a research methods course designed to meet the needs of students within the communication design, fashion, textiles and related industries. The course will critically investigate a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies relevant within these areas of practice. The emphasis will be toward guided independent and group learning with students being encouraged to further explore and examine research methods and techniques as are relevant to their own research programs. Students will also enhance their ability in library information search and retrieval skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See details within the course notes on Blackboard


This course will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to:
· Design a research program and present a research proposal.
· Critically evaluate a research project and select appropriate research methods to undertake the study.
· Critique research methodologies using quantitative and/or qualitative methods.
· Understand a range of paradigms underlying the research process.


Overview of Learning Activities

The planned learning experiences for the course are a combination of lectures and individual assignments and group projects. Appropriate specialist guest lecturers may be used and the course will be supported by an online research tutorial, which will both assist students in their assessment tasks, be a teaching tool and an ongoing reference guide.
The course will be delivered over three stages utilising  online delivery, research and discussion.


Overview of Learning Resources

Resources will be listed at the start of Module one.


Overview of Assessment

Assessments will be outlined within the class notes on Blackboard and in Part B of this guide.