Dissertation

    Course details

    • Code: PROF.9002
    • Fee: $3,420*
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 60
    • EFTS: 0.5
    • Subject: Tertiary Teaching
Study optionsPart-time, BlendEd
Work experience15 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Pre-requisitePROF.8015 Ngā Tikanga Rangahau: Research Protocols OR PROF.8019 Applied Clinical Research for Health Professionals
Related programmes Master of Applied Professional Studies - Mentoring and Leadership;

Course Aim

Undertake a sustained research project and develop critical analysis skills for evaluating the quality of research, and for determining the different approaches to research such as quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

Identify a relevant area to research, formulate a research proposal including: research questions and theories, conduct literature reviews and select relevant methodological approaches through data analysis, as well as implement the research and critically analyse the findings to present in a research report.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Formulate and articulate a meaningful and researchable topic based on critical review of a substantial range of published literature.
  2. Select and justify appropriate research methods/methodology to address specific research question(s).
  3. Prepare a full research proposal and ethics application effectively.
  4. Carry out data collection strictly following the established ethical procedures.
  5. Critically analyse and interpret data using relevant data analysis methods taking into consideration factors that may impact on the meaning of the data.
  6. Complete a comprehensive research report that conforms to academic conventions.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017