Research Project Workshop

Yesterday, I attended a ‘From question to project’ workshop held by the Non-fiction Research Group to develop a research question into a projects for research funding. This workshop was valuable to start putting in place the skills needed to write a proposal for potential ARC Linkage/Discovery and industry funding. Some brief notes:

A very clear statement – research question/aim
Clarity is crucial (avoid jargon)
Clear to the reviewer from the first page
What are you doing? – Research question/aim (The research question needs to be articulated in 100 words)
Why are you doing it? – Background
Where, how, who? – Approach and methodology
Is it achievable?
Are there enough resources?
Situate the research in one discipline – not across several
The significance can be used to simplify and focus the research question.

An outline structure to begin fleshing out a research project:



Mason, J 2002, Researching your own practice : the discipline of noticing, RoutledgeFalmer, London ; New York.

Corrigan, T 2011, The essay film : from Montaigne, after Marker, Oxford University Press, Oxford ; New York.

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