PPMP20016 - Research Project 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is the second and final stage of your final year research project which builds upon the successful completion of Research Project 1 (PPMP20019). In this unit, you will complete the investigative study that you have undertaken in 'Research Project 1'. You will collect, analyse secondary or primary data and discuss the findings of your study. Then, you will draw conclusions and report the research findings via a rigorous scholarly paper as well as an oral presentation. You will also be required to apply your project management competencies throughout the execution and closing phases of your research project.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: PPMP20019 Research Project 1


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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

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Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Sydney

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Research Assignment 80%
2. Presentation 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

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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.

Source: Student Emails
Feedback
The support and guidance from the supervisor made the research journey more interesting and manageable.
Recommendation
Continue with current teaching and learning practices.
Action Taken
Formal and informal feedback was communicated to the course leadership which emphasised the need to appoint supervisors with relevant experience and qualifications in project management discipline.
Source: Student Evaluations in Moodle
Feedback
More support on statistical analysis is needed.
Recommendation
Moodle resources should be updated to provide further materials on applicable statistical tools that are appropriate for PG students.
Action Taken
Many relevant resources were added to the Moodle site. Students who intended to collect quantitative data were also encouraged to take an elective unit in Statistics.
Source: Teaching team
Feedback
The actual student intake is below the expected target (e.g. 10-15 students).
Recommendation
High achieving students should be encouraged to select the research stream. Approaches may include a webinar by the unit coordinator upon the end of the term to stimulate interest from prospective students.
Action Taken
High achieving students in PPMP20015 were contacted by the Unit Coordinator to encourage them to enrol in the research stream by highlighting many of its benefits.
Source: Student communication via emails
Feedback
The assessment design is excellent as it facilitated timely constructive feedback and opportunity to improve subsequent work.
Recommendation
Continue with the current teaching practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Students' feedback
Feedback
Moodle unit website includes excellent resources and guidelines to complete the research projects.
Recommendation
Continue with the current teaching practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply project management processes, tools and techniques in executing the research project
  2. Use appropriate tools and techniques in undertaking a research inquiry, and collecting and analysing data
  3. Interpret results and draw conclusions that address the research question and objectives being investigated
  4. Apply ethical practices in collecting research data, analysing results and reporting research findings
  5. Communicate and orally present a well constructed scholarly paper of a publication standard.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Research Assignment
2 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Research Assignment
2 - Presentation