SMED5321 Research Project 2

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students continue their research project (commenced when enrolled in SMED5311 Research Project 1), under the supervision of a UWA academic staff member. Students are also expected to (1) maintain a research journal or lab book outlining the progress of their research, the procedures they are conducting, experimental conditions, changes to the study design or experimental procedures and their results; and (2) prepare a portfolio of their results and the interpretation of the data. This should include a reflective commentary of the development of this research towards preparation of a research publication.
Students are able to (1) gather data to answer their research questions; (2) apply relevant research techniques to analyse data; (3) monitor their progress; (4) summarise their project in a report; and (5) display professional behaviour.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) draft manuscript; (2) progress report; and (3) professional behaviour and participation assessment (PBA). 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional behaviour and participation assessment (PBA) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jane Allan and Associate Professor Sunalene Devadason
Unit rules
SMED5311 Research Project 1
Approved quota: 240—domestic (210) and international (30)
Contact hours
variable but students have regular contact with project supervisors
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  • 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.
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