EMG708 Research Proposal and Presentation (16)

Issues and questions which arise from the student's professional practice provide the basis of the
research thesis. From these an extended research proposal is developed by the candidate and defended by presentation to Faculty and peers (via Skype or a similar program if necessary). Candidates must address ethical issues associated with the conduct of their research within their research proposal. In both the proposal and oral presentation candidates are expected to draw upon their previous literature review and research methods writing. This subject provides students with experience in writing for different audiences and purposes, for example their draft literature review must be reduced and crafted to fit the requirements of a research proposal.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG708. 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



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop and defend a proposal with reasoned argument drawing on the relevant literature
  • be able to select and defend a research design illustrating a critical understanding of the limitations of the method/s selected
  • be able to communicate the potential benefit, relevance and significance of the outcomes of the research project
  • be able to reflect self-critically on the proposed outcomes of their investigation and on the research process itself


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • completing a research proposal
  • ethical issues in the conduct of research
  • presenting a defence to Faculty and peers
  • research project planning and management

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG708 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Proposal presentation
Submitting your proposal
Ethics in research

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.