ARCY4104 Advanced Archaeological Research Training
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Archaeology [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- This unit trains Archaeology honours students in essential qualitative and quantitative research skills. Topics include ethics and research, OHS issues, statistical and qualitative analysis, publishing research in peer-reviewed and popular media, preparing conference presentations and posters, identifying funding sources for research, and preparing a grant application relevant to each student's honours dissertation topic. Experts in the field explain how research works, what the pitfalls are and how to succeed in producing world-class research and related outputs. An emphasis is placed on directing research in order to have quantifiable social impacts.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of common qualitative and quantitative techniques used in archaeology; (2) demonstrate an understanding of how a research design is constructed and implemented; (3) demonstrate an understanding of how archaeological knowledge is disseminated in a variety of media such as peer-reviewed publications, popular articles, websites and the like; (4) demonstrate an understanding of how archaeological research is funded and able to construct a viable funding application; (5) demonstrate an understanding of how to construct and deliver an oral presentation on archaeological research; (6) demonstrate a critical and reflexive understanding of ethical issues relevant to archaeological research; (7) demonstrate participation and presentation skills during seminars; and (8) demonstrate critical reading skills and source criticism.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) grant application and (2) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Jane Balme
- Unit rules
- completion of a major in Archaeology with at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units
- ARCY7486 Honours Seminar 6 (Archaeology)
- Contact hours
- seminars: 3 hours per week for first 6 weeks of semester 2 (intensive mode)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.