University of Technology Sydney

16262 Honours Research 1

6cp; delivered through individual meetings between student and supervisor
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This is the first of six subjects in the Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours). Over these six subjects, students work with a research supervisor to design, carry out, and report on a research project. Students have an opportunity to learn literature review and research methodology systematically through online and face to face learning experiences. There is significant variation possible in how the research can be designed, carried out, and reported on, ranging from qualitative analysis, written up in a conventional thesis, highly quantitative analysis of secondary data, to spatial analysis, with a primarily online reporting method. Task structure varies from project to project and is determined between the supervisor and student, based on the research aims.

This subject is delivered through individual meetings between student and supervisor. As the first of a six-subject honours sequence, this subject focuses on taking students through the process of choosing a topic area, developing a specific set of research questions, and completing a literature review to set the groundwork for investigating the research questions. Student work establishes a rationale for research and develops aims and objectives based on research questions. Student work also demonstrates library search skills, an understanding of how to structure a literature review, and how to develop an endnote library of sources. The subject thus develops key academic research skills; these skills (defining research questions, and reviewing and critically engaging with previous research on a topic) are also valuable in research activities undertaken by private firms and government agencies.

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Autumn session, City campus

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