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SURV580 Research project

A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.

Paper title Research project
Paper code SURV580
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, 1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 17 June 2022)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,851.61
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,931.47

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Restriction
SURV 473, SURV 590, SURV 591
Limited to
PGDipSci (Surveying) and MSc (Surveying)
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact

james.berghan@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator and Lecturer:James Berghan

Supervisor: As negotiated, with appropriate staff expertise.

Paper Structure

Supervised research requiring the output of a written research proposal, an oral presentation of the completed research and a professionally written and presented report in the order of 10,000 to 15,000 words.

Teaching Arrangements

A series of lectures as an 'Introduction to Research' in conjunction with SURV590.

Regular meetings with your research supervisor.

Textbooks

There are no assigned textbooks, although these are particularly useful:

  • Babbie, E. 2010. The Practice of Social Research. Wadsworth, USA.
  • Blaikie, N. 2010. Designing Social Research. Polity Press, USA.
  • Leedy, P. D. & Ormond, J. E. 2005. Practical Research: Planning and Design. Prentice Hall.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate the ability to

  • Formulate an academically acceptable programme of research
  • Organise and carry out a programme of research
  • Critique the literature encountered
  • Synthesise the results and grasp the bigger picture
  • Report on factual data and information, arguments and conclusions in a clear and consise manner

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

1st Non standard period (5 July 2021 - 17 June 2022)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard