A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.
|Paper title||Research project|
|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|
- SURV 473, SURV 590, SURV 591
- Limited to
- PGDipSci (Surveying) and MSc (Surveying)
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
- 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.
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.
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- 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