Course Coordinator:Emily Moir (email@example.com) School:School of Law and Society
UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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In this part of the research dissertation process you will collect and analyse the research data on which your dissertation is based. You will subsequently prepare and submit your research dissertation in a scholarly form which complies with the conventions of your selected journal. Your research dissertation is the culmination of training in utilising advanced theoretical knowledge and research skills acquired throughout the program.
|Independent Study/Research – There are no formal weekly class contact hours for this course. You, the student (hereafter you), meet weekly or fortnightly with your dissertation supervisor as per the schedule of meetings agreed on by the supervisor in consultation with you. The total weekly workload associated with this course is approximately 20 hours per week, including meetings with your supervisor and the preparation and submission of the dissertation.||20hrs||Week 1||13 times|
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge related to a chosen core area of Criminology Justice||Knowledgeable|
|2||Demonstrate advanced skills in reviewing, critically analysing and synthesising information to complete a range of research activities.||Creative and critical thinker|
|3||Apply appropriate research methods, data analysis, and project management skills.||Empowered|
|4||Apply appropriate ethical decision-making and conduct research in compliance with ethical standards, requirements and protocols.||Ethical|
|5||Communicate a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to contribute to the discipline||Engaged|
|6||Demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility for own learning and practice.||Empowered|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
CRM401 and enrolled in Program AR409
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
You will receive feedback on the progress of your dissertation from your supervisor during the meetings held each week during semester and this feedback will inform the direction and content of your dissertation.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|All||1||Literature Review (or component)||Individual||40%||
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece||Individual||60%||
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Literature Review|
The goal of this assessment is to write a critical review of literature pertaining to your specific dissertation topic.
|Product:||Literature Review (or component)|
Critical review of the literature: This part of the assessment task requires you to critically review and synthesise the literature on your specific research topic and to identify the current knowledge gaps that establishes the importance of the research topic and overall rationale for your project. You should work closely with your supervisor throughout this task. Guidelines and resources will be made available on Canvas to assist you with this assessment task.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Research article manuscript|
The goal of this assessment is to write an article manuscript ready for submission to your chosen journal for publication
|Product:||Artefact - Technical and Scientific, and Written Piece|
The 7000-8000 word manuscript should follow standard article components, with specific attention given to the guidelines set by the selected journal. The standard article components include: Title Page: Providing a title of the research project in full, that name and degrees of the candidate and the month and year when it was submitted. Abstract: Approximately 250 words in length, written as a single paragraph. Acknowledgements: Any acknowledgement of help given or work carried out by any other person or organisation. Manuscript body: Introduction, method, results (including tables and figures), and discussion. References Appendices (if relevant) referred to within the manuscript ￼ Unless specified by the selected journal, the manuscript should be styled according to according the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Publication Manual (7th ed.). ￼ You should work closely with your supervisor throughout this task to receive guidance and feedback on this assessment. Marking rubric will be made available on Canvas.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Information regarding prescribed texts or other associated resources will be made available on the Canvas site prior to commencement of study.
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Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
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