The individual paper is based on the chosen topic, time period and research done for the
group presentation and then assesses how this influences the present and a proposes how
this might affect the future of design. Make sure you review your referencing and use of
sources from your Project 2 Case Study Paper before submitting this individual paper to
improve on your mistakes. The paper is to include:
• Length: 1000?1500wrds (not including title, footnotes or reference list)
• References: Appropriate number of references correctly cited in the text. Appropriate
number of images correctly cited. Reference list (in correct bibliographic style)
• Subject: look at chosen topic within historical period and assess how it influences
present design and propose how it might affect the future of design. The subject needs
to be based on the topic, time period and research done for your group presentation but
the topic does not have to be exactly the same (eg. you could propose that Nazism
argued against many of the ideals of modernism and this is evident through how Nazi
design differs from other modernist design. You could suggest that the ideologys of this
era created the counter argument in postmodernism and in designers that are now wary
of dictating utopian ideals. You could go on to say that the concept of utopianism is still
present and the future of sustainable design relies on imaging a better future)
• Sources (about time, place, designers, artifacts, designing, styles/aesthetics, events,
theories) used as evidence to support your argument
• Structure to be followed:
3. Headings for Body (1 heading and two subheadings or 3 headings)
Length: In total: 1,000–1,700 words
You will choose a topic, and develop a design for a small-scale research project to investigate that
topic. Unfortunately, our time and resource constraints mean that you will not actually be able to do
the project —but this assessment aims at least to give you an understanding of the main processes
involved in planning and designing a piece of original research.
Two tutorials are set aside for assisting you with this assessment item (in week 11 and week 12). The
week 11 workshop will focus on helping you to develop workable research questions from your
chosen topic. The week 12 workshop will focus on helping you to develop an appropriate
methodology to answer your research question(s). However, it is strongly recommended that you start
thinking about possible topics early in the semester.
Please note, what we mean by ‘small scale’ is roughly this: it should be a project that could
realistically be completed by you (with perhaps the assistance of a few friends) within a few weeks,
and at a monetary cost of less than, say, $5,000. (This is approximate, and you do not have to provide
a budget or timeline —it is simply meant to indicate the sort of size of project you should plan.)
Your Research Design should consist of the following four sections:
1. Research Question(s): This section should be no more than 100 words in length (and can well be
much shorter), and should provide a clear and succinct statement of the research question(s) that your
project will investigate.
2. Methodology: This section should be no more than 800 words in length. It should provide a clear
and succinct account of your chosen research method(s) —that is, how you will be gathering data
(e.g., what form of survey you will use, what sampling method you will use, how you will encourage
people to participate, the sorts of places at which you will conduct interviews or focus groups, and so
on). It should also provide a brief justification or rationale for your choice of method —that is, an
explanation of why this method is a good way to investigate your particular research question(s).
3. Ethical Considerations: This section should be no more than 400 words in length. It should provide
a clear and succinct account of any ethical considerations (e.g., informed consent, privacy, etc.) that
are involved in using your chosen methodology, and how you propose to deal with them.
4. Limitations: This section should be no more than 400 words in length. It should provide a clear and
succinct account of the limitations of your proposed approach (e.g., to what extent your research will
be generalisable, what it will not tell you about your topic, etc.).
In the Research Design, you must cite a minimum of six (6) scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources. These
could include journal articles discussing related studies, writings on methodology or research ethics,
etc. These can include readings (journal articles and book chapters) from the unit e-reserve. Citations
should be in APA (6th edition) format. At the end of your Research Design, you must include a
reference list (alphabetised by author surname) of all sources cited.
? The Research Design should have a completed cover page (obtainable from the unit website).
? The Research Design should be formatted appropriately (1½ or double line spacing, 12 point font,
? The Research Design should be broken into four sections as above, with each section clearly
? The Research Design should be between 1,000–1,700 words length in total.
? The Research Design must reference a minimum of six (6) appropriate scholarly (peer-reviewed)
? The Research Design should use APA (6th edition) as the referencing system, and should include
(at the end) a reference list (alphabetised by author surname) of all sources.
? The Research Design should be submitted as an MS Word or PDF document, to the correct drop
box on the Moodle site. No emailed assessments will be accepted.
The Research Design will be graded holistically by the extent to which it meets the following criteria:
1. It is written clearly and concisely, and is within the set word limits.
2. It is a practical, and well thought-out research design, with well-formulated research
question(s) and an appropriately justified methodology.
3. It demonstrates a critical understanding of its chosen methodology —including its ethical
implications, and its strengths and limitations.
4. It makes reference to at least six (6) appropriate scholarly (peer-reviewed) sources.
5. It makes adequate and consistent use of scholarly apparatus (such as citations and reference
list), in correct APA (6th edition) format.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||11/08/2013 12:00 am|
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