University of Technology Sydney

96039 Research Project 2

6cp; 2hpw (workshops, online and on campus), plus online activities
Requisite(s): 96035 Research Project 1
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject provides an opportunity for students to use the research skills developed in Research Project 1 and apply them to conduct a supervised research project in an area related to orthoptic practice. Some students may carry out an individual project supervised by a member of academic staff, with the subject coordinator's approval. Understanding of the principles of ethical research is further explored through discussion of ethical issues. Students identify relevant background information for the project by performing a review of the scientific literature pertaining to the research question, as well as the data necessary to answer the question and relevant research methodology is discussed. Under supervision, students participate in the collection of data and use current technology to perform statistical analysis to interpret the information gained. Students gain experience in writing in a concise academic style and learn how to present the results of their analysis by independently writing a dissertation, setting out the results of their project in the context of the original research question and their literature review. This is presented in the format of a systematic review or research publication.

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Spring session, City campus

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