Research Theory and Practice

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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About this unit

Research Theory and Practice explores and investigates the nature of knowledge. In this unit, delivered by Open Universities Australia and the University of South Australia, you’ll immerse yourself in the philosophy and practice of research, gaining a deep understanding of the purpose and methods of research.

Within your philosophical discussion of knowledge and research, you’ll develop insights into the ethics and morality of research and its various methodologies.

By reviewing and critiquing major bodies of research literature, you’ll learn how effective research is designed and conducted. You’ll familiarise yourself with different methodologies and understand how they relate to research and its findings.

You will also learn to combine all the skills and knowledge you’ve gained throughout the unit to plan a meticulous and well-designed research proposal or research method investigation.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses through the University of South Australia:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities)
  • Master of Project Management

You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intend to enrol in the following units prior to study:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Control Methods
  • Project Leadership & Teams

Areas of study

In this research unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Philosophy of knowledge
  • Nature of reality
  • Ethics and research
  • Ontology
  • Epistemology
  • Knowledge claims and intellectual paradigms
  • Research design
  • Confidence and reliability
  • Research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Data analysis and interpretation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities),?University of South Australia
  • Master of Project Management,?University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Research Theory and Practice will advance your understanding of the purpose and practice of research. Any career requiring high-level thought and advanced analysis will benefit greatly from the critical analysis skills gained in this unit. Any career in research will particularly benefit from this unit, as you will gain in-depth insights into research methodology, design and theory.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Research Theory and Practice from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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