INF702 Doctoral Research (Information Studies) FT (192)

Enrolment in this subject permits an opportunity for a PhD candidate, with the support of his/her supervisor(s), to evaluate and synthesise relevant literature, frame a research question that is soundly located in this literature, develop an appropriate framework and design to guide the conduct of an approved research project, plan and carry out this project, and demonstrate research and communication skills through presenting the outcomes of the research as a dissertation/thesis.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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



3 years minimum (6 sessions) / 4 years maximum (8 sessions)


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

This is a research subject. Enrolment Restrictions will be determined by the Faculty and/or Course Coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • demonstrate an understanding of a specialist field of Information Studies research;
  • conduct an extended literature review;
  • demonstrate a capacity to assemble and argue research at an advanced level;
  • discuss and defend premises;
  • demonstrate advanced competence in methods of Information Studies research;
  • disseminate the outcomes of the research undertaken.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • This is a research subject. Content will be determined by the candidate in consultation with their supervisor/s.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.