LAWS410-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Advanced Research Skills

10 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019


Advanced Research Skills

This is the preliminary honours course that must be taken as a prerequisite to LAWS420 Honours Research Paper. It involves a series of skills seminars delivered by academic and library staff. Assessment is linked to research tasks that will prepare the student for the LAWS420 course.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the completion of the course, students should be able to:
  •  Choose a research topic;
  •  Describe a research question and a research methodology;
  •  Demonstrate the ability to search for research resources; and
  •  Evaluate a research process.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department



Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab (7/3)
Jack Erskine 445 (21/2-28/2, 2/5-16/5)
18 Feb - 10 Mar
29 Apr - 19 May

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Matthew Barber


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Topic Form 04 Mar 2019
Research Proposal 25 Mar 2019 50%
Research Report 01 Apr 2019 50%
Research Presentations

The assessment may consist of four items of: a research topic, a research proposal, a research report and an oral presentation. All pieces of assessment must be passed to an appropriate honours standard in order to pass the course.

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $641.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS410 Occurrences

  • LAWS410-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019