University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MDIA 4002 - Honours Media Research Methods

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 2 hours per week
Restriction: Available only to students admitted to relevant Honours program
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: A credit standard in undergraduate study, which is usually determined by a minimum requirement of 70% average in all Level II and Level III courses taken at undergraduate level.
Assessment: 4 x 1000 word essays (40%), 20 min research topic presentation (15%), research proposal (35%), participation (10%)

This course is designed to provide students with a range of advanced media methodologies and research frameworks to carry out sophisticated research. It focuses on research methods relevant to honours research and requires students to carry out activities that relate to contemporary media research and, where relevant, draw their major project dissertation or creative work closer to questions around research in the 21st Century. How do the methods we choose to perform our research shape the kinds of knowledge we produce? What kinds of insights can be gained through different methodologies? What are the politics and ethics of different research methods? What are the central themes of media discipline research and why? What role does previous literature play in ongoing research? How do you structure a research proposal? How do you find, and keep track of resources? How do you structure a literature review? How do you structure an argument? This course will be partly skills based and partly theoretical and will be closely integrated with student honours projects.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
6 0.25 Band 1 $1,641 Band 1 $1,641 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10304 SE01 10 4 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 3pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 3pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room