AGRIBUS 7061 - Research Project Part 1 - Research Principles & Methods
North Terrace Campus - Trimester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code AGRIBUS 7061 Course Research Project Part 1 - Research Principles & Methods Coordinating Unit Centre for Global Food and Resources Term Trimester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites Completion of at least one of the Global food and Agricultural Business core courses Course Description This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge of research principles and methods to analyse real-world food and / or agricultural business problems, issues or strategic opportunities. This understanding is used to develop an actionable research proposal including defining research questions, setting appropriate research objectives, planning secondary or primary data collection, justifying suitable analysis methods and an awareness of the importance of ethical conduct in a food and agribusiness context.
This course should be undertaken prior or concurrently with the Research project course (7062A & B and 7063) or it can be taken as a stand-alone elective for students outside of the GFAB or MAgBus programs
Course Coordinator: Dr Di Zeng
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesThe course provides a strong grounding in understanding the research process which will enable the student to go on to complete a research project as a sole researcher or as part of a research team.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Apply an advanced knowledge of research design options, methodologies and analysis methods (both qualitative and quantitative)
2. Distil a broad business problem or research topic into a succinct set of research objectives and questions
3. Create a research proposal and a plan for implementation
4. Recognise the importance of ethics as it relates to undertaking research and its implications for a range of different stakeholders
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, 3, 4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
Required ResourcesSee MyUni Course Materials.
Recommended ResourcesSee MyUni Course Materials.
Online LearningSee MyUni Course Materials.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course will involve intensive workshops as well as online learning modules on a range of relevant research principles and methods.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students are expected to attend all workshops and approximately 120 non-contact hours to study the 3 unit course.
Learning Activities SummarySee MyUni Research Project guidelines document for the full schedule of the intensive workshop and course timelines
Specific Course RequirementsNA
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThere will be small group discussions during the workshop.
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Weighting Learning Outcome Research Proposal 70% 1,2,3,4 Assignment 25% 1,4 Workshop Participation 5% 1,4 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsSee MyUni Course Materials.
Assessment DetailSee MyUni Course Materials.
SubmissionSee MyUni Course Materials.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission 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
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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