ARCY4103 Research Training 1

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit focuses on research training skills for students conducting honours level study in Archaeology. Students undertake a program of supervised research on a given topic over two semesters and submit a thesis. The objective of the unit is to develop research skills relevant to archaeology by using the thesis topic. Students meet weekly to discuss the research process by focusing on research design as well as qualitative and quantitative research.
Students are able to (1) develop a research question and conduct appropriate background research; (2) conduct appropriate background research; (3) understand the process of developing appropriate methods; and (4) present their research in written and oral outputs.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a research proposal; (2) a literature review description of relevant research methods; and (3) an oral presentation on their research design. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Martin Porr
Unit rules
completion of a major in Archaeology with at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units
ARCY7485 Honours Seminar 5 (Archaeology)
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