WATR 605

Research Methods and Communication

Course overview

*This course is not currently being offered in 2024.
You’ll get to grips with the key elements of research undertaken to solve water resource management problems and the communication of information to support policy and management decisions.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):

Your Academic Program is M.Water Resource Mgmt(ET), 7608


your Academic Program is PD.Water Resource Management, 6609

Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,356.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Assess the credibility of information from various sources.
  2. Formulate a hypothesis or research question for an environmental or resource management problem.
  3. Undertake comprehensive, targeted literature reviews to underpin a research design.
  4. Design a viable research programme and prepare a standard research proposal.
  5. Recognise and be able to use ethical, safe, rigorous research methods.
  6. Prepare information for a range of audiences including the public, a client, decision makers and other researchers, and communicate this effectively.

Course examiners

James Brasington

James Brasington


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design