UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

AGRI5560 Agricultural Economics Literature Review and Research Proposal

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content In this unit students develop a research proposal with literature review that guides their Master of Agricutural Science dissertion. Students are guided by their research supervisor in planning their research project, and developing a detailed project proposal that is based on a thorough review of the current literature. Students are expected to communicate this in written and spoken form.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) use the literature to gain an understanding of agricultural economics, identify gaps in current knowledge and use this to develop a research program in their field of study; (2) analyse a problem conceptually and, through logical argument, reduce its complexity to a number of simpler elements; (3) develop plausible and testable hypothesis, research questions, models and/or ideas about relationships between important elements that would lead to a resolution of the problem; (4) design methods to examine, through some combination of literature, models and observations, and discuss the relationships between the important elements; and (5) articulate the above abilities in both written and oral forms at a high level.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a proposal seminar; and (2) a research proposal with literature review. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the a proposal seminar component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Amin Mugera
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricutural Science (72510) Agricultural Economics specialisation. Students who want to undertake a research project must have (a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in a relevant undergraduate major; or (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course.
Contact hours Students work under the guidance of their project supervisor to develop their research proposal and literature review and can also attend a short series of workshops and seminars.
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/AGRI5560/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/AGRI5560/SEM-2/2017

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