INF550 Research Project in Information Studies (16)

Issues and questions which arise from the candidate's professional practice or previous study are identified and provide the basis of the research project. Students will be supervised as they develop a research proposal, apply for ethics (where appropriate) and execute their research in a chosen field of information studies.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Applied Research specialisation of the Master of Information Studies


INF501 and INF513

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have developed a research project proposal;
  • have developed an ethics application (where appropriate);
  • have developed the skills and expertise to undertake research in information studies;
  • have demonstrated an ability to undertake independent research within a selected area of information studies; and
  • have developed report writing skills to a high professional level.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Developing a research proposal - Research project management - Developing an ethics application - Carrying out a research project


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.