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Research Communications - MRES700

This unit explores the ways in which our disciplinary mindsets, habits and practices shape how we relate and communicate with other researchers. We will consider why and how we conform to certain academic conventions of style in our disciplines and the impact this has on our perception of ourselves as scholars. In doing so, we confront a central issue in research communication practices: If our disciplinary training shapes how we think, read, write and speak to each other, how can a person from one discipline understand someone from a different background? What do we need to translate complex findings and discipline-specific concepts into a language, format and context that non-experts can understand? Why and to whom does this matter? The course will debate these questions and discuss strategies for engaging with wider and non-specialist audiences. As effective communication relies on responsible communication, we will also pay close attention to the ethical dilemmas that can emerge from the research encounter, and through this deepen our appreciation of research integrity and responsibility.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: None)

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S3 Day - Session 3, December 2017 - February 2018, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Florence Chiew

Admission to MRes and 4cp at 700 level Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie University

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