MR603 - Research Thesis 1
Credit Points: 20
Workload: 60 contact hours
Prerequisite: MR502 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills
Aims & Objectives
The first stage of the research project is carried out under the guidance of an academic supervision team. The project will focus on a topic of significant value to the selected research discipline, selected from the issues considered in the first trimester elective units and developed in the research methods units in the second semester of first year. This stage of the research project is assessed through a confirmation process. The student will prepare a confirmation report and containing an introduction, literature review and methodology. This assessed by the confirmation panel which determines whether or not the student has successfully completed the first stage of the research project and may continue on to the second stage.
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
- Undertake efficient design of a substantial research project and develop a rigorous project proposal.
- Critically appraise research literature and findings.
- Formulate a research framework encompassing problem formulation, research design and development, and thesis validation using relevant tools and methodologies conventional and specific to the discipline.
- Independently conduct research in consideration of ethical standards and relevant standards specific to the discipline.
- Disseminate research findings to both academic and general communities in written and verbal communications.
Textbook and Reference Materials
MIT (2021), Template for Presenting an MIT Research Proposal, MIT, Melbourne.
MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:
|Ability to communicate||Independent and Lifelong Learning||Ethics||Analytical and Problem Solving||Cultural and Global Awareness||Team work||Specialist knowledge of a field of study|
|Levels of attainment||Extent covered|
|The attribute is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations.|
|The attribute is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations.|
|The attribute is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations.|
|The attribute is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by activities such as lectures or tutorials.|
|The attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.|