Course Title: Research Methods for Design and Digital Media

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Methods for Design and Digital Media

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2627

City Campus

Postgraduate

345H Media and Communication

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

GRAP2627

City Campus

Postgraduate

370H Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GRAP2627

City Campus

Postgraduate

370H Design

Internet

PGRDFlex18 (WM45)

Course Coordinator: Dr Noel Waite

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1232

Course Coordinator Email: noel.waite@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 9 Level 1 Room 3

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In the course you will explore a range of research approaches and issues, professional and research ethics, and reflective practice. You will also analyse the implications of integrating research in your professional context.

The focus of the course is on developing knowledge and skills for application in the design of context-specific proposals for research projects.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning Outcomes


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

  • Compare and contrast design and digital media research methods, and evaluate their appropriateness for specific project applications.
  • Critically analyse and discuss the literature and major works related to international practice in your area.
  • Identify research aims and potential research contributions.
  • Select and justify the use of appropriate research methods for specific project applications.
  • Develop research proposals aligned to your field.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face-to-face and/or online such as workshops, tutorials, group and class discussion, class activities and individual research.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources that are relevant to the focus of your own learning.

There are services available to support your learning, including the University Library and Study Support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment may include projects, assignments, critiques, reports and presentations, individually and/or in groups.

Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.