Content

This unit introduces students to contemporary approaches to research methodologies across various disciplines. It provides students with the skills to apply these methodologies in the formulation of a research proposal. The unit outlines the methodological challenges, hermeneutical questions, and new directions for recent theological research, and the responses across various disciplines to those new developments. Students will be introduced to the skills, competencies and technical methods that are needed to conduct and present high-quality research, including identifying a research topic, citation and bibliographical protocols, and obtaining ethics clearances.

Unit Code: RQ9021C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Research Thesis

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a working knowledge of terms, assumptions and approaches to research that are current in selected theological disciplines

2.

Critically evaluate key research methodologies and identify those that are most relevant to their own research topics

3.

Demonstrate a familiarity with research methods and protocols.

4.

Demonstrate an appreciation of the nature, purpose, ethical responsibilities and limitations of research.

5.

Critically review scholarly literature relevant to their own research topics.

6.

Develop skills in research design that clearly identify their research question, hypothesis and methodology.

Unit sequence

Graduate Certificate in Research Methodology, all Graduate Diplomas, all Masters awards, all Doctorates

Pedagogy

Lectures and Tutorials – face-to-face Recorded lectures which students will listen to for methodological or discipline-specific content, online asynchronous tutorials through ARK forum, interacting with both the lecturer and the other students

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

Critical Review

30.0

Essay

70.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 27 Jul, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-06 14:57:31 +1000