SCOM5307 Evaluating Science Engagement

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Students develop their ability to identify criteria of effectiveness of science engagement activities or resources and demonstrate their ability to carry out an evaluation of an activity or resource.
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of evaluation of science engagement with emphasis on development of research questions, quantitative research methods and qualitative research methods and (2) become familiar with the application process for approval of research by the Human Research Ethics Committee.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) proposal of evaluation methodology; (2) development of a research tool; (3) evaluation report; and (4) oral seminar. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Miriam Sullivan
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Science Communication
Contact hours
as arranged with unit coordinator
Unit Outline
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