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Research Communication in the Human Sciences - FOHS701

This unit is designed to prepare students for the communication demands of entering into a research-intensive degree. Becoming a researcher involves developing the necessary communication skills. Researchers need to be able to clearly articulate research questions and findings in a scholarly fashion. They need to be able to read and critique relevant research. They need to be able to set out a clear written research proposal, in which they articulate key research questions, connections to relevant literature, appropriate methods and/or techniques, and the significance of the research. In addition, researchers are increasingly expected to communicate important ideas from their research and their discipline to non-expert audiences, and across disciplines. This unit will cover these key communication skills of the research context. As effective communication relies on responsible communication, this unit will also pay close attention to the ethical issues that can emerge from the research encounter, and through this deepen student appreciation of research integrity and responsibility.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jennifer Cornish, Dr Florence Chiew

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Human Sciences

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