A research dissertation of between 15,000 and 20,000 words.
The aim of the research dissertation is for students to gain experience in undertaking economic research. This experience includes: planning a significant research project; bringing relevant economic 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.
|Paper title||Research Dissertation|
|Points||60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 2 July 2021), 2nd Non standard period (9 November 2020 - 19 February 2021), 3rd Non standard period (24 February 2020 - 19 February 2021), First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,304.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$15,075.50|
- ECON 375 and ECON 377
- ECON 480, ECON 490, ECON 492
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
- A supervisor will be assigned based on the approved topic.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of ECON 580, a student 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.