Course Title: Research Workshop B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Research Workshop B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


335H Applied Communication


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009


City Campus


345H Media and Communication


Sem 2 2011

Course Coordinator: Adrian Miles

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 4.5.2

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COMM2150 Research Workshop A

Course Description

This is a compulsory course in the coursework component of the Communication Studies Honours program.

This course is to assist students to complete their Honours research activities to the best of their abilities. It is intended to develop a collaborative, viable and peer based support environment that will achieve this, and become a model for future professional practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will apply reflective skills developed in Research Workshop A to project manage your research. In addition various milestone tasks will be met throughout the semester which will assist you in documenting your research progress, and in contextualising your practice. Your ability to undertake substantial and sustained research, relevant to your specific disciplinary and/or professional practice will be developed and strengthened.

At the conclusion of this course you will have a range of professional skill relevant to research and project based activities. You will be able to complete a major project (whether by thesis or project), undertake the appropriate research, and be able to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses in relevant professional fields. 

Overview of Learning Activities

- Since the primary aim of the course is to help you solve problems and to assist your progress in your thesis research, the nature of classes will be largely determined by you and your fellow students. You will be encouraged to bring particular problems you encounter to the class and to develop a collaborative approach to problem-solving.
- Included in classes will be sessions on editing, writing an abstract, presenting research.

Overview of Learning Resources

You are expected to continue to use your blogs, and to contribute content for the labsome web site. The RMIT library, other university libraries and regular contact with your supervisor are key resources. You will have complete access to the labsome studio.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of:

  • submission of your research
  • participation in class presentations
  • provide feedback to peers