MDIA 4002 - Honours Media Research Methods

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

This course is designed to provide students with a range of advanced media methodologies and research frameworks to carry out sophisticated research. It focuses on research methods relevant to honours research and requires students to carry out activities that relate to contemporary media research and, where relevant, draw their major project dissertation or creative work closer to questions around research in the 21st Century. How do the methods we choose to perform our research shape the kinds of knowledge we produce? What kinds of insights can be gained through different methodologies? What are the politics and ethics of different research methods? What are the central themes of media discipline research and why? What role does previous literature play in ongoing research? How do you structure a research proposal? How do you find, and keep track of resources? How do you structure a literature review? How do you structure an argument? This course will be partly skills based and partly theoretical and will be closely integrated with student honours projects.

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    Course Details
    Course Code MDIA 4002
    Course Honours Media Research Methods
    Coordinating Unit Media
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites 1. Successful completion of a Bachelor of Media Degree or an equivalent undergraduate degree approved by the Media Honours Committee (which includes a major sequence in media, communications or another area significantly related to media). 2. A credit
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
    Course Description This course is designed to provide students with a range of advanced media methodologies and research frameworks to carry out sophisticated research. It focuses on research methods relevant to honours research and requires students to carry out activities that relate to contemporary media research and, where relevant, draw their major project dissertation or creative work closer to questions around research in the 21st Century. How do the methods we choose to perform our research shape the kinds of knowledge we produce? What kinds of insights can be gained through different methodologies? What are the politics and ethics of different research methods? What are the central themes of media discipline research and why? What role does previous literature play in ongoing research? How do you structure a research proposal? How do you find, and keep track of resources? How do you structure a literature review? How do you structure an argument? This course will be partly skills based and partly theoretical and will be closely integrated with student honours projects.
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    Course Coordinator: Dr Sal Humphreys

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    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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