WRIT503 Research in Writing

Updated: 19 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ECT303 or ECT403 or ECT503 or ENCO303 or ENCO503 or ENGL203 or ENGL303 or ENGL403 or WRIT303
Notes None
Combined Units WRIT303 - Research in Writing
Coordinator(s) Sophia Waters (swaters4@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Advanced research and writing skills are essential to further study and many workplaces. This unit supports students' development of advanced research and writing skills to enable them to apply and extend disciplinary knowledge. It draws together key principles and techniques for qualitative research relevant to a range of disciplines, together with strategies of writing that facilitate research and effective presentation of findings. Students will investigate the process of developing research questions aligned with research methods. Guided application of this process will foster students' ability to work independently on a particular disciplinary topic to refine their research and communication skills.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the interrelated roles and processes of qualitative research and writing for the development of knowledge in one or more academic disciplines;
  2. interpret and evaluate a range of research sources and the basis and limits of their authority;
  3. analyse and synthesise a range of sources and complex ideas and arguments;
  4. communicate research findings clearly, coherently and with integrity, using appropriate conventions of academic writing and/or creative modes;
  5. employ a range of techniques for designing, organising, conducting and communicating the stages of a research project that calls for independence and originality in design and execution; and
  6. participate constructively in informed inquiry and debate on a range of academic and professional issues, in familiar and new contexts.