Course Title: Project 2a

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 007578

Course Title: Project 2a

Credit Points: 24

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360H Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Assoc Prof. David Forrest

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4920

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 53 Cardigan Street

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

An approved course in research methods

Course Description

The candidate will work in close consultation with a supervisor to prepare and present a researach project of approximately 13,000 words or equivalent. This may be an indidvidual project or consist of a significant contribution to a group project. This course is the first stage of a 2 course project.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The student will within a semester period work towards a finalised research paper of 13,000 words through:
1. Conducting necessary fieldwork, data collection etc.
2. Investigating and analysing relevant literature.
3. Presenting in required format research project.

See Above

Overview of Learning Activities

This course involves:
1. Regular group based sessions to support individuals in completing their projects and to support a community of practice.
2. Consultation with an appointed supervisor.
A student conference designed for oral presentations by each of the participants.

Overview of Learning Resources

Recommended Print References:

American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Anderson, J & Poole, M 2001, Assignment and thesis writing, 4th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.

Bouma, G. (2004). The research process (5th ed.). South melbourne: Oxford University Press

Denholm, C., & Evans, T.(Eds). (2006). Doctorates dowenunder. Keys to successful doctorate study in Australia and New Zealand. Camberwell: ACER Press.

Evans, D. & Gruba, P. (2002). How to write a better thesis. Melbourne University Press.

Yates, L. (2004). What does good education research look like. Situating a field and its practices. Maidenhead: Open university Press.

Plus specific references depending on the nature of the project

Electronic Resources

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of satisfactory progress towards completion of a 13000 word project to be assessed by oral and written means.