UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCY4104 Research Training

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Archaeology [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content This unit focuses on research training skills for archaeology Honours students. Students meet weekly to discuss the research process by focusing on research design as well as qualitative and quantitative research, including statistical analyses. The process of developing a research program is demonstrated by preparing a grant application. This unit also includes one-on-one sessions relating to the candidate's dissertation as well as cognate skills such as writing articles for peer-reviewed journals and presenting research at conferences and for popular audiences.
Outcomes 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 be 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) seminar assignment and (2) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Sven Ouzman
Unit rules
Prerequisites: completion of a major in Archaeology with at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units
Incompatibility: ARCY7486 Honours Seminar 6 (Archaeology)
Contact hours 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCY4104/TS-U-4E/2017

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