This unit introduces students to a range of research methods commonly used in media and communications. Students will participate in exercises to gain hands-on experience and will investigate the importance of methods in scholarly and professional settings. The unit provides an introductory understanding of key research methods and strategies relevant to media and communications 'clusters' such as multimedia, literary journalism, public relations, magazines and audio. Students will also write a proposal for an essay or media project, which they will complete in semester two in the unit Critical Practice in Media.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd research essay (40%), 1x2000wd proposal (45%), 2x250wd equivalent consultations (5%), 1x500wd equivalent pitch (10%)
18 credit points at 3000-level in Media and Communications