UWA PLUS

Research Skills Fundamentals

This unit provides research skills training to equip students with the fundamentals to conduct research. Through a range of feature talks focusing on global issues, students are exposed to the theory and practice of research across different disciplines. Interactive workshops develop students' information literacy, writing and communication skills, and introduce them to the principles of ethical research conduct. The unit facilitates cultural exchange and understanding, and provides the opportunity for students to learn beyond the boundaries of their own institution and country. On completion of the unit, students are well equipped to participate in research projects or the UWA Research Internship programme.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • 3 PD Points, convertible to academic credit
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
 
Delivery mode
Classes will be taught online from Monday - Friday 10am - 12noon (AWST). Recordings can be watched after hours but recommended to attend in person online. 
Start date
5 July - 23 July 2021

Applications close
24 June 2021
Duration
Intensive 3 weeks
Effort
75 hours
Academic Lead
TBA
Cost
$495 (GST included)

Critical Information Summary

RSDTM001 (PDF 112KB)

Student writing in a notepad 

What you'll learn

Effectively communicate research theory

Evaluate different approaches to research on global issues

Understand contemporary research problems including theoretical context and methodology

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

Students are able to

  • Effectively communicate research theory, practice and findings in oral and written form across different audiences
  • Demonstrate understanding of a contemporary research problem including its theoretical context and methodology
  • Evaluate different approaches to research on global issues
  • Apply interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate global issues

Who should study this course?

  • Undergraduates who are seeking to learn research skills
  • Undergraduates who are planning to participate in the Research Internship
  • Master's by coursework students who are seeking to learn research skills
  • Master's by Coursework students who are planning to participate in the Research Internship
  • Master's by Coursework students who are planning to do a Master's by Research
  • Master's or Honours students who are seeking to improve their research skills and/or planning to participate in the Research Internship.

How does it work?

The unit will delivered online. Students will be expected to write a short abstract and give an oral presentation, similar in format to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®).

What's next after this course?

Future study
Upon completion, students will be equipped to participate in research projects or the UWA Research Internship programme in their third/fourth year of undergraduate or master's degree.
Career outcomes
People interested in research careers will benefit from this research unit.

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