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SOSC A888F

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Research Project

SOSC A888F

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Research Project

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Course Coordinator: Dr Eddie Cheung, BCom (Sydney), MSc (LSE), PhD (ANU)

Compulsory Prerequisite(s)
SOSC A821F and SOSC A822F.

Aims
The course aims to provide students with advanced and practical training in the capabilities required for conducting research and scholarly interaction. This course is based on an independent research project to be prepared by each student individually through ongoing consultation with the project/dissertation supervisor(s).

Contents
There is no formal syllabus for this course. The class will meet at the beginning of the course to deal with various practical issues, and at the end of the course, students will present their research projects in a seminar setting. However, students are expected to attend regular consultation meetings with their supervisor(s) throughout the course.

Students are expected to follow a research timetable that involves the following:

a. identifying the research topic;

b. reviewing the relevant literature;

c. preparing a proper research proposal;

d. analysing research data;

e. preparing and submitting the first draft of the research project/dissertation;

f. presenting the research findings at the seminar; and

g. preparing and submitting the final version of the research project/dissertation.

Assessment
Course assessment includes:

1. Research proposal (30%)

2. Research proposal — Oral presentation (10%)

3. Final research project — Oral presentation (10%)

4. Final research project/dissertation (50%)

Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

Set Book(s)
There is no set book for this course. Students can refer to the course material, readings and references from the courses Social Science Perspectives and Research Methods and Application that they have studied in the first semester, and any other courses that they study at the same time as this course.