USQ Logo
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

RSH8000 Introduction to Research

Short Description: Introduction to Research
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 099999 - Society and Culture not elsewh
Grading basis : Graded


This course provides an introduction to research for students undertaking postgraduate research studies who are working towards confirmation of candidature. The focus of the course is to prepare students for their program by establishing their learning approaches and suitable supervision practice, the fundamentals of research and the practical steps to confirmation of candidature. Students will learn about and engage with a number of research paradigms. Students will develop their skills in identifying research questions and devising a robust literature review. Research quality and ethics are emphasised throughout the course as students identify an appropriate theoretical framework to underpin their research proposal.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 30 November 2021