ARBE4121B

Research in the Built Environment B

20 Units

Provides the students with the opportunity to consider the philosophical, theoretical, ethical, methodological and analytical 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, articulate, develop, evaluate, investigate, conduct, and document a self-identified research question through the critical and creative analysis of either architectural or construction management and economics practice, theory and methodologies, and justify a theoretical and methodological approach to investigating the question.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Plan and conduct an independent research investigation according to the academic conventions of the built environment disciplines through interaction with a supervisor
  2. Evaluate and articulate the ethical responsibilities associated with integrity in the production of knowledge and design a research project that responds to cultural, credibility, reliability, confidentiality, power, truth and authenticity constructs associated with the research process
  3. Defend creatively and logically through the development and documentation of a fully integrated graphic and textual dissertation the analysis and discussion of each stage of the research process of a selected built environment topic.
  4. Defend creatively and logically through the development and documentation of a fully integrated graphic and textual dissertation the analysis and discussion of each stage of the research process of a selected built environment topic.
Content

Student - supervisor relationships

  • Research project management
  • Ethical Research
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Data management
  • Argument & Evidence
  • Critical Thinking, Reasoning and Writing
  • Research Writing
  • Report Production and Presentation
  • Research in practice
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE4120. Students who have successfully completed ARBE4120 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE4121B.
Assumed Knowledge ARBE3101; ARBE4121A
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Research Plan Presentation
  • Thesis: Research Dissertation
Contact Hours
  • Individual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks (Tutorial - small groups of 6-8 with either online discussion or face to face options. Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE4121B

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