AGRI5542 Agriculture Honours Research Dissertation Part 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
The four parts of the Agricultural Science dissertation unit are taken over two consecutive semesters for full-time enrollment or up to four consecutive semesters for part-time enrollment. Parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfill the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.

In this unit, students follow one or more lines of inquiry within a supervised but independent research project. Students gain experience in the identification and resolution of problems associated with their chosen discipline. In consultation with supervisors, students design and carry out research, compile and manipulate data, critically analyse results, re-evaluate research goals and present and discuss the research results in a written research dissertation. The unit provides the research and project management skills necessary for a career as a research professional. The project management skills and experience acquired in the unit are relevant to all students wishing to practise as industry professionals.
Students are able to (1) assess and manage a research project within the regulatory framework of their field; (2) design and carry out research that tests viable hypotheses; (3) evaluate data and compile results that allow strong conclusions to be made; (4) identify gaps in research results and re-evaluate research goals to fill these gaps; (5) organise and present scientific results in writing in a professional manner; and (6) discuss results in the context of scientific literature and defend in writing the conclusions.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: a dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ken Flower
Unit rules
AGRI4511 Agriculture Honours Research Project Development
Advisable prior study:
Lindsay, D. R. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words: CSIRO Publishing 2011
Contact hours
independent research and study plus regular meetings with supervisors
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