GPM707 Research Methods (32)

This subject will provide students with a critical understanding of the theoretical approaches to applied social research so they can develop a research proposal that they will use for their doctoral dissertation (in the case of GPM711), or to help them write-up the analysis/exegesis for their portfolio (in the case of GPM710).

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Enrolment restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Doctor of Police Leadership or the Doctor of Policing and Security.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of applied social research at honours or masters degree level.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • move from identifying an investigative issue to formulating a researchable question;
  • understand and compare different research processes and methodologies in order to enable you to conduct your own research;
  • demonstrate your ability to plan a research project; and
  • demonstrate your ability to carry-out independent research in the future.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • - research methodologies
  • - crafting research questions/hypotheses
  • - conducting and writing a literature review
  • - developing a research proposal
  • - gaining Human Research Ethics Committee approval for a research proposal.
Residential School
This subject contains a 2 day Optional Residential School.

Students will be offered the opportunity to attend a one-to-two day residential workshop on research methods which is conducted at the AGSP each year as an introduction topic.

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.