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This course is a distance version of the face-to-face delivery GSOE9010 course and is designed to develop research and communication skills and strategies that would support research aspects of the students' masters program. The course will take a flipped classroom approach with topics covered including

  • Writing skills
  • Statistics
  • Literature search
  • Group dynamics
  • Research profile and grants
  • Experimental design
  • Presenting
  • Publishing, citing, bibliographic tools, plagiarism

Students will contribute to online discussions, lead discussion activities, participate in lecture discussions, take on-line quizzes. Students will also write a written report that will be a literature review including analysis of experimental techniques, plus a proposal for a potential novel project in the topic area. This proposal should be written like a grant application, based on ARC guidelines.


Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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