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16260 Honours Research 3

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: School of the Built Environment
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 16662 Honours Research 2 OR 16259 Honours Research 2

Description

This is the third of four subjects belonging to the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours) (C09063) (it is designed to be completed alongside 16671 Honours Research 4). Over these four subjects, the student works with a research supervisor to design, carry out, and report on a research project. There is significant variation possible in how the student can accomplish these goals. Theses might be qualitative or quantitative, written up in conventional academic format or presented primarily online. Task structure varies among projects and is determined between the supervisor and student, depending on the research aims.

This subject is delivered through one-on-one meetings between student and supervisor. As the third in the Honours sequence, this subject focuses on students completing the proposed research and writing up the findings from that research. The research and analysis is guided by the research methodology section prepared in Honours Research 2. The write up of the findings section also draws on the literature review prepared in Honours Research 1.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge in a topic relevant to the built environment disciplines.
2. Present, analyse, and interpret data
3. Use evidence to construct a logically valid argument
4. Write clear well-structured prose

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicate complex ideas to a diverse audience (C.2)
  • Source, evaluate and use information within defined parameters (Research Application) (R.2)
  • Analyse, structure and report the results of research (Research Skills) (R.3)
  • Demonstrate judgement in critical analysis of research (R.4)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

As an individually supervised research training subject, this subject contributes primarily to Graduate Attributes related to research and Communication skills. depending on the topic selected, the subject may contribute to developing specific Graduate attributes related to Atitudes and Values, Innovation and Creativity, and / or Professional skills.

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject is delivered through meetings between individual student and supervisor. Pre-reading will be required, to ensure students have a clear idea of how to analyse and present research findings. Pre-reading materials will be posted on UTSOnline. The subject is structured around a flipped model of learning. Students will typically prepare work (as agreed with the supervisor) in advance of each meeting, and the supervisor will offer in-depth feedback on the work at the subsequent meeting. The student has substantial responsibility for the pace at which the work proceeds; responding to verbal and written feedback from the supervisor is an important part of the learning process. This subject involves the organisation and management of the proposed research, the analysis of the research findings, and the write-up of these findings in a thesis chapter. Formative feedback will be provided by the supervisor at each meeting (it is the student's responsibility to record this feedback), with the aim of developing an iterative process, improving the depth and quality of the student's work. Feedback on assignments will be provided either in Review, or in Turnitin.

Content (topics)

  • Management of research process
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis.
  • Interpretation of analysis
  • Write up of findings

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Oral presentation of findings

Intent:

This assignment asks you to present your initial findings, in order to get feedback on the initial stages of the analysis.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1 and 2

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

R.2 and R.3

Type: Presentation
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Length:

15 minutes

Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Quality and relevance of evidence 70 1 R.2
Clarity of findings 30 2 R.3
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Write up of analysis of findings

Intent:

For this assignment, the student will prepare a chapter presenting and explaining their research findings.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3 and 4

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

C.2, R.2, R.3 and R.4

Type: Thesis
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 60%
Length:

2 - 4000 words or as agreed between student and supervisor

Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Quality and relevance of evidence 20 1 R.2
Clarity of discussion of findings 30 2 R.3
Validity of argument based on evidence 30 3 R.4
Quality of writing and communication of findings 20 4 C.2
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Required texts

There is no set text

References

In consultation with supervisor