DEH701 Research Methods

This core unit introduces you to research philosophies, methodologies and methods that have relevance in design practice. It covers the fundamentals of designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects providing a foundation for higher degree research. It is project based and includes: philosophical context of research in, of and through design; qualitative research incorporating methodologies and methods of relevance to design; research rigour and ethics; developing a research plan; literature searching and review; data gathering and analysis; research dissemination and reporting. Design, by its very nature, is a complex activity. In dealing with this complexity, designers draw upon their discipline's body of knowledge. It is highly valuable for you to know how design knowledge is generated and how you can better inform your design practice through research skills which will encourage the systematic, rigorous and ethical integration of thought and action.

Unit information

Unit code
DEH701
Faculty
Creative Industries Faculty
School/Discipline
School of Design Office
Study area
Building and planning
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,190
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $3,348
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $4,080
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
Completion of 168 credit points of study
Equivalents
DEB701

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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