SCOM5811 Science Communication Dissertation Part 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Science Communication [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
All parts must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. This dissertation unit enables a research project to be devised in consultation with the supervisor for 50 per cent of the master's degree research year, providing students with the opportunity to prepare for progression to candidacy in a higher degree by research. The dissertation must be undertaken in conjunction with SCOM4402 Science Communication Literature Review and SOCS5003 Research Design.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) consolidate and build on the foundations of science communication established in their coursework; (2) gain insight into the process of research by developing their research project under supervision; and (3) develop research skills, including critical analysis of the literature, research design, data collection and analysis, interpretation of results and presentation of findings.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: continuing assessment.. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Heather Bray
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Science Communication (51580) or honours in Science Communication and SCOM4402 Science Communication Literature Review and SOCS5003 Research Design
Contact hours
as arranged with unit coordinator
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