Course Title: Research Laboratory Two

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Laboratory Two

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Linda Daley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2824

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COMM2474 Research Laboratory One
COMM2353 Research Strategies: Design/Creative Practice

Course Description

The Research Laboratory contributes to the research training and outcomes for your honours project. Research Laboratory Two will provide the academic context and theme for your individual honours research project.

The laboratory is an interdisciplinary space where you develop specific, high quality research outcomes that are relevant to the theme of the laboratory. You will concentrate on your research outcomes, which will form the basis of your examinable honours work.

Through the Research Laboratory you will receive feedback and critique of your research project. You will also utilise the content knowledge developed in Research Laboratory One, in the context of discipline and practice relevant outcomes for your research project.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The following program learning outcomes are developed and assessed in this course:

  • work collaboratively and ethically in interdisciplinary team
  • demonstrate leadership through developing projects and collaborative processes and be able to explain why this work matters to others in appropriate ways

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • explain research as a complex set of practices in diverse disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts to a variety of audiences;
  • exercise critical judgement around key issues within your disciplinary field, and compare these to the issues in other disciplines;
  • investigate a discipline specific problem, and articulate your analysis in writing; and  
  • reflect upon your research in terms of contemporary theory and practice, as well as collaborative processes and outcomes.

Overview of Learning Activities

The laboratory will be facilitated by a research leader (lecturer). Your learning will involve a range of activities, including oral presentations, readings, class discussion, presentation and critique of work in progress, and the completion of a major research project. You will also document your research practice throughout the semester.

Overview of Learning Resources

A variety of resources will be provided by the research leader, including essays, journal articles and web resources. Resources related to academic writing, citation, and publication requirements will be provided, together with project management resources to facilitate project development and completion.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be formative throughout the semester. Assessment may include a variety of presentations of your research in progress such as videos, posters, reports, or class presentations. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: Assessment