In this section I provide an overview of what you can expect of me as your teacher and what I will be expecting of you as a learner.
3.1 What you can expect of me
3.1.1 Before semester starts
Topics, readings, concepts: Before semester starts I will provide weekly topics, weekly readings, and key concepts to identify in your reading.
3.1.2 Communication outside class Messenger or WhatsApp: Outside class you should consult with me via Facebook messenger or WhatsApp. I will also respond to email, but it is not ideal for answering research project questions, as often we need to have a dialogue which is easier on a messaging platform.
12-1pm Mondays (after Monday class), and 4-5pm (after Friday class). I will hold a consultation in the one hour after class Weeks 1 to 7, and 9 to 12.
3.1.4 In class, each week:
By 9am Monday (the beginning of Monday's class) I will upload to methods101.com, and iLearn:
3.2 What I expect of you
3.2.1 Buy or borrow the textbook
Neuman, W. L. (2013). Understanding Research: Pearson New International Edition. Harlow: Pearson Education UK.
Read the ebook for free at the MQ Library here: https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.simsrad.net.ocs.mq.edu.au/lib/MQU/detail.action?docID=5175361
Buy ebook from Pearson here ($60):
3.2.2 Join a project group in week 1 + register it
Find a project group (internal students we will do this in class, external students can do on the discussion chat on iLearn). Please register it (details to be provided)
3.2.3 Read the required readings each week
Internal students should read readings before coming to class, and external students before watching the lectures.
3.2.4 Do the ethics training before you start collecting data
Week 2 has compulsory ethics training. Everyone in your group needs to do this before you can start collecting data.
3.2.5 Get written ethical approval from me via email before you conduct interviews or collect surveys
I also need to approve your interview and survey questions and informed consent form before you start collecting data. Please email me these, plus your article to be replicated, and wait for my formal approval before you start collecting any data.
3.2.6 Participate in your project group
Participate and contribute to your project group fully and seriously or you will be penalised in your peer review mark. This includes coming to class (for internal students), as we will do significant project work in each class (we will do workshops at the end of each class, applying the knowledge from that week to your project).