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Key facts

UNE unit code: WRIT503

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Start
  • Trimester 2 - On Campus
  • Trimester 2 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
Intensive Schools

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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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Advanced research and writing skills are essential to further study and many workplaces. This unit supports students' development of advanced research and writing skills to enable them to apply and extend disciplinary knowledge. It draws together key principles and techniques for qualitative research relevant to a range of disciplines, together with strategies of writing that facilitate research and effective presentation of findings. Students will investigate the process of developing research questions aligned with research methods. Guided application of this process will foster students' ability to work independently on a particular disciplinary topic to refine their research and communication skills.
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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 2On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 2Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

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Restrictions
Restrictions

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ECT303 or ECT403 or ECT503 or ENCO303 or ENCO503 or ENGL203 or ENGL303 or ENGL403 or WRIT303

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Sophia WatersLecturer in Writing - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the interrelated roles and processes of qualitative research and writing for the development of knowledge in one or more academic disciplines;
  2. interpret and evaluate a range of research sources and the basis and limits of their authority;
  3. analyse and synthesise a range of sources and complex ideas and arguments;
  4. communicate research findings clearly, coherently and with integrity, using appropriate conventions of academic writing and/or creative modes;
  5. employ a range of techniques for designing and conducting a research project that calls for independence and originality; and
  6. participate constructively in informed inquiry and debate on a range of academic and professional issues, in familiar and new contexts.

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Studying online

At UNE we know it takes more than just being online to be a great online university. It takes time and experience. We pioneered distance education for working adults back in the 1950s, so we’ve been doing this longer than any other Australian university.

We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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