CQUniversity Unit Profile
SCIH14002 Research Project A
Research Project A
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General Information

Overview

This is the first of two research project units that are compulsory in the CG84 Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) Course. In this unit, you will commence an independent research project.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: SCIH14001 Honours Preparation

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail

Assessment Grading

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Self-reflection

Feedback

Progress reports embedded in Moodle are well accepted by students as a strategy to monitor issues related to supervision and on-time project completion.

Recommendation

It is recommended to continue to use progress reports embedded in Moodle as a strategy to monitor issues related to supervision and on-time project completion.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Develop appropriate data collection skills relevant to your project
  2. Commence and manage a research project.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
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Professional Level
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (or similar) software for viewing PDF documents.
  • ZOOM Videoconferencing software. A ZOOM account is available with your student credentials. We will use this software for any relevant meetings.
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Robert Stanton Unit Coordinator
r.stanton@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

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Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

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Progress Report 1 is due Week 2 Friday (23 July 2021) at 5:00pm AEST.

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

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Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

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Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

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Progress Report 2 is due Week 5 Friday (13 August 2021) at 5:00pm AEST.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

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Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

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Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

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Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

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Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

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Progress Report 3 is due Week 9 Friday (17 September 2021) at 5:00pm AEST.

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

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Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

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Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

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Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

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Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

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Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Progress Reports

Task Description

You must submit three (3) online project Progress Reports through Moodle. The Progress Reports will be available on Moodle during Weeks 2, 5, and 9. The Progress Reports will contain questions regarding the progress of the research project and identify any barriers to commencement or continuation of the project.


Due dates for submission of Progress Reports are as follows:

Progress Report 1 is due Week 2 Friday (23 July 2021) at 5:00pm AEST.

Progress Report 2 is due Week 5 Friday (13 August 2021) at 5:00pm AEST.

Progress Report 3 is due Week 9 Friday (17 September 2021) at 5:00pm AEST.


This is non-graded (Pass/Fail) unit. Successful completion of this unit may only be achieved through satisfactory and timely completion of the Progress Reports.


Assessment Due Date

Due dates for submission of Progress Reports are noted in the Task Description.


Return Date to Students

Issues or concerns regarding project progression identified in the Progress Reports will be addressed by the Unit Coordinator in the week following submission of the report.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

This is non-graded (Pass/Fail) unit. Successful completion of this unit may only be achieved through satisfactory and timely completion of the Progress Reports.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Progress Reports are completed online via Moodle. Due dates for submission of Progress Reports are noted in the Task Description.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Develop appropriate data collection skills relevant to your project
  • Commence and manage a research project.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?