ARBE4121A

Research in the Built Environment A

10 Units

This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. This course examines philosophical, theoretical, ethical and methodological concepts and processes associated with academic research activities within the built environment disciplines related to the practice of architecture and construction management. Students are given the opportunity to define and develop research problems through the critical and creative analysis of either architectural or construction management and economics theory and methodologies and justify a theoretical and methodological approach to investigate the problem.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (BCA Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Objectives

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Conduct a literature search for a research topic; describe and discuss the literature and relate a real world problem to a research problem
  • Critically analyse literature and synthesise literary arguments to construct a logical and creative response to a research problem in the form of a research model or an interpretive investigative framework
  • Evaluate research strategies and justify a selected method for inquiry
Content
  • Introduction to Research and the Research Process
  • Topic Definition and Literature reviews
  • Logic & Literature searching
  • Research reading and management
  • Models and Interpretive Frameworks Research Questions
  • Research Design
  • Logical Argumentation, Positivist and Post Positivist Strategies
  • Argument and Evidence
  • Words & Numbers 1: Quantitative Data Collection & Analysis
  • Words & Numbers 2: Qualitative Data Analysis & Analysis
  • Power, Ethics and Truth & Ethics Applications
  • Scholarly Writing
Replacing Course(s) This course is replacing ARBE3101, a stand alone course and is creating a new multi term sequence with part B, formerly ARBE4120
Transition Students having completed ARBE3101 will move directly into ARBE4121 Research in the Built Environment B. Students who have previously failed ARBE3101 Reasearch in the Built Environment 1 will need to complete ARBE4121 Part A Reseach in the Built Environment A. Students who have previously failed ARBE4120 Research in the Built Environment 1 will need to enrol in ARBE4121 Research In the Built Environment B.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Reports - Written assignment documenting an annotated bibliography detailing academic sources for a selected research question. The assignment is to be written in an academic and scholarly writing style fully referenced according to disciplines standards.
  • Reports - Written assignment documenting a draft preliminary research proposal which describes the rationale, research problem, literature analysis and study timeline. The assignment is to be written in an academic and scholarly writing style fully referenced according to disciplines standards.
  • Reports - Written assignment documenting a research plan for a research problem which describes the rationale, research problem, literature analysis, conceptual model and/or interpretive framework, research question, assumptions, proposition, methodology, methods and techniques and limitations. The assignment is to be written in an academic and scholarly writing style fully referenced according to disciplines standards.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
  • Seminar: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
  • Individual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Bachelor of Construction Management, Master of Architecture
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE4121A

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