Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2018 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

Subject Information
Subject Code BCM 212
Subject Name Understanding Research Practice
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36cp at 100 level
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BCM210
Assessment 1. Research proposal 20% 2. Project design and management 40% 3. Reflective portfolio 40%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject examines the nature and practice of research in media and communications, as well as the ways in which media and communication professionals report on research across many disciplines. We look at what makes research—and research communication—messy, creative and ethically challenging. Students gain practical experience in designing, managing, and reporting on a small research project.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of key challenges in media research practice
2. Apply an understanding of the fit between research methods and project aims
3. Develop beginning capacity to design and conduct research, and report research findings
4. Compose an appropriate communication strategy for a research project