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Introduction to Research Methods
This unit prepares participants to do a research project.
Assessments are focused preparatory steps towards a research project. Participants practice the discipline of making relevant notes from readings through preparing an annotated bibliography, which is preparation for their literature review. They also prepare a research proposal. Those who will be engaging in human research prepare their ethics application. If not doing an ethics application, participants prepare to communicate the value of the research to a lay audience.
For more detailed information on this unit see the ACT overview
If you are interested in this unit, please contact us to check if it will suit your study needs
Postgraduate online learning at SMBC
At SMBC we believe in Christian community and the importance of learning from each other. Our approach to online teaching and learning is highly interactive. There are a range of different interactive activities including collaborative reading, discussion, peer feedback, creative presentations and the use of a number of different interactive apps. Lecturers present material through written or audio-visual presentations that can be read or watched at times that are convenient for each participant. There are no set weekly times for meeting. Lecturers may occasionally arrange a videoconference at a time that suits most participants.
One of the most important things for successful online study is to set aside dedicated time each week and to be disciplined in keeping up-to-date. We advise setting aside approximately 5 hours per week for reading and 3 hours each week to work through the activities online. Extra time should also be set aside for each assessment, budgeting approximately 12 hours for each 1000 words.