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ARCO4105: Archaeological Research Approaches

The unit provides an introduction to the methodology and epistemology of archaeological research to support the design and implementation of an independent research project. Students will learn to plan and structure their research and will acquire the skills necessary to write a successful thesis.

Code ARCO4105
Academic unit Archaeology
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand how archaeological research is constructed, how research questions are developed, and how theory, methodology, data and research context issues interplay in the construction of research designs
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the research process in archaeology
  • LO3. improve your ability in independent learning, higher level critical thinking, information literacy, research and interpretative skills
  • LO4. responsibly manage your own work, and work professionally in research team structures
  • LO5. demonstrate improved skills in academic writing and presenting.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.