ARBE6121

Disaster Management Research Project

20 Units

Students undertake a supervised individual research project, culminating in the production of a final research report. Students will identify an issue within their own context and develop research findings, which would support the community, and its built environment post disaster.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate research strategies and justify a selected method for inquiry
  2. Conduct a literature search for a research topic; describe and discuss the literature and situate the selected research problem in a real world context
  3. Critically analyse data to construct a logical and creative response to a research problem in the form of a research model or an interpretive investigative framework
  4. Write a cohesive price of research thesis/dissertation.
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
Assessment Items
  • Proposal / Plan: Research proposal
  • Report: Report: Research methodology
  • Thesis: Thesis
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Distance learners will engage online for 12 weeks.)
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6121

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