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MECO4116: Research Practices

This unit provides an introductory understanding of key research methods and practices relevant to media and communications, organised in 'clusters' such as multimedia, literary journalism, public relations, magazines and audio/podcasting. Cluster choices are dependent upon staff availability each year. Students will choose a 'cluster' by end of Week 3 and write an essay and media project proposal. The proposal will form the basis of a major project which they will complete in semester 2 in MECO4117 Critical Practice in Media. MECO4116 and 4117 are linked and 4th year unit choices should accord with this year-long structure.

Code MECO4116
Academic unit Media and Communications
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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18 credit points at 3000-level in Media and Communications
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. understand the key research methods commonly used in media and communications research and practice
  • LO2. apply key methods to case studies across a range of areas of media and communications
  • LO3. understand the value of research methods within scholarly and professional contexts