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A research dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words. Cross-disciplinary dissertation topics are encouraged.
The aim of the dissertation is for students to gain experience in undertaking research. This experience includes: planning a significant research project; bringing relevant theory and/or data and/or quantitative techniques to bear on a carefully specified problem; working largely independently (with a supervisor); and presenting the results of the research in a clear and well-organised fashion, both in seminars and the dissertation itself. Cross-disciplinary dissertation topics are encouraged.
|Paper title||Dissertation for Philosophy, Politics and Economics|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,340.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$15,528.00|
- ECON 371 or ECON 375 or ECON 376
- ECON 480, ECON 485, ECON 490, ECON 495
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), PGDipArts
- Teaching staff
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the dissertation should
- Be able to design and undertake supervised academic research and apply higher-order problem-solving skills
- Have developed a depth of knowledge in a specific field of research
- Have the ability to think logically, analytically and critically, particularly with respect to the academic literature
- Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate research methodologies
- Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues and have the ability to deal with these issues appropriately in the course of research
- Have a high standard of written communication skills