University of Technology Sydney

51913 Academic Research Practice

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This subject prepares students to be academic researchers. Students develop a lifelong-learning approach to developing the skills, knowledge and habits needed to be an academic researcher. They audit, identify and complete training in the necessary academic research skills for their project, skills which are transferable to all other stages of an academic research career. They do this through a case study which provides a scaffold for their UTS thesis project.

Students learn to navigate and effectively engage with a range of capacity-building resources for academic research, including but not limited to UTS offerings. They are supported to identify the skills-development needed to conduct academic research in a changing institutional and social context, and to develop these skills via a high-level critical evaluation of professional development resources and tools, including online, internal and peer; and to integrate key professional skills and knowledges into research practice. The subject provides information about research integrity, ethics and data management. Students also learn about transferable skills including project and time management, career management and planning, and managing their own development, adaptability, resilience, flexibility and creativity.

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