Course Title: Research Practice One

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Practice One

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM2476

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

COMM2476

City Campus

Undergraduate

345H Media and Communication

Internet

Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Linda Daley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2824

Course Coordinator Email: linda.daley@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree. 


Course Description

In this course you will undertake self-directed research and study that is directly related to your honours research project as preparation for Research Practice Two, in which you will finalise your research project. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • creatively and critically develop meaningful problems and synthesise research within media and communication in local and global contexts
  • develop deep knowledge of your field from international vantage points and exercise critical thinking to show its relevance to contemporary media and communication
  • use sophisticated, self directed research as an integral part of your creative and critical reflective practice to innovate in knowledge creation


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

  • articulate key questions, debates and concerns in your discipline in the context of a research project;
  • explore a range of applied research activities relevant to a research project that adapts knowledge in diverse contexts; and
  • undertake independent research in an area of media and communication


Overview of Learning Activities

The key activities you will undertake are different forms of research, using library resources to gather relevant material, viewing other relevant works and projects, and reading the key literature that is related to your individual project. The main activities will be finding references and resources; reading, viewing or listening to them; compiling notes; and maintaining a bibliography.


Overview of Learning Resources

The key resources you will use are in the University library (and other research libraries), and other collecting institutions that may contain material relevant to your project (other libraries, galleries, archives). In addition, you will utilise some form of bibliographic management tool, and a variety of online resources to document and store your research activities, including a research blog, citation manager, and a social bookmarking service.


Overview of Assessment

This course is research only and is assessed on a pass/fail basis. Assessment will be determined by a progress report completed by an academic in consultation with you.

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