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Unit Overview


This unit is taken in conjunction with LAWS4512 Introduction to Criminological Research (Part B), which runs in second semester.

The aim of both units is to build skills relevant to the planning, research, and development of the Criminology student's honours research dissertation.

This unit provides formal training into the methodology of doing criminological research.

Students are required to attend 3 face to face workshops and complete 3 online modules covering quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, requirements for ethical research, resources and referencing, and oral presentations.

0 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 4 elective
  • Honours core unit in Criminology [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]

Students are able to (1) identify the appropriate research method/s for a particular project based on specific criteria relevant to the purposes of that project; (2) identify and implement any necessary consultations, approvals, or modification of their project arising from relevant ethical or practical considerations; (3) formulate a strategy for comprehensive targeted

research appropriate to their project and its methodology; (4) effectively communicate the aims, methods, and scholarly context of their research to an academic audience, both verbally and in writing; and (5) consolidate insights gained from

both self-reflection and feedback (from student peers, academics, and supervisors) into their research processes.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: assessment continuing. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Hilde Tubex
Unit rules
Enrolment in
HON-CRIMN Criminology
Contact hours
4 hours per week
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.