RES704 Research Proposal and Presentation (16)

In both the written proposal and the seminar presentation students are expected to draw upon their previous review of the literature and methodology chapters. Students will demonstrate their thorough knowledge of the paradigms and methodologies by which knowledge in the field of their enquiry has been advanced. Within the research proposal they must address the ethical issues associated with the conduct of their research. After supervisory approval students will submit their comprehensive research proposal for Faculty peer review and defend it in an oral presentation.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: RES704. 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


Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in Higher Degree by Research studies.

Assumed Knowledge

Enrolment in, or completion of, RES701, RES702 and RES703

Incompatible Subjects

DBA714, EMG708, ITC714

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop and defend a research proposal with reasoned argument drawing on the relevant literature;
  • be able to justify and defend the overall research design and attenuate potential ethical issues, and demonstrate a critical understanding of the limitations of the method/s selected;
  • be able to identify and critically reflect on the importance to professional practice of unresolved research problems in the particular area of research; and
  • be able to communicate, in a seminar situation, the potential benefit, relevance and significance of the outcomes of the research to specialist and non-specialist audiences.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Ethical issues in the conduct of the research
  • Research project planning and management
  • Completion of the research proposal for submission to Faculty
  • Communication skills for the oral presentation to Faculty and peers

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.