M3007 Research Ethics & Integrity
M3007 Research Ethics & Integrity

M3007 Research Ethics & Integrity

As a member of the academic community you have the opportunity to become a knowledgeable and successful member of society. With that opportunity comes the responsibility to learn how to act as a scholar, to learn how to acknowledge and build upon the work of others as you increase and demonstrate your understanding of the body of knowledge in your discipline.

The ethics of research will guide your study but ultimately your academic integrity is a matter of personal choices and YOUR integrity. You will be faced with difficult choices and maintaining your personal values and integrity will sometimes require courage.

In this unit we will consider the ethics of research, why it is important to act ethically, and how you can avoid academic dishonesty.

General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code M3007
Course Research Ethics & Integrity
Semester AUT SEM
Level 3
Lessons 2
Available for All students

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Monte Wynder

Course Timetable

Students will be noticed when the course is open.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of research at universities
  2. Assess the quality of secondary research
  3. Approach the ethical arguments for academic dishonesty
  4. Appreciate the ethical arguments for academic dishonesty
  5. Understand the underlying princples of referencing
  6. Recognise academic dishonesty
  7. Explain the harm caused by academic dishonesty
  8. Engage in behaviour to avoid academic dishonesty

Learning Resouces

This course may include additional learning materials from the instructor. You may find them attached alongside your lesson videos.


Policy on course assessment is based on the following four principles:

  1. Assessment must encourage learning activities and improve learning methods.
  2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
  3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable.
  4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

Assessment Summary

# Task Credit
1 Lesson Video 25
2 Assignments 50
4 Quiz 25

Assessment Detail

Assessment 1: Attendance

Credit: 25

Assessment on attendance is determined by the total viewing duration in a lesson. For example, to get 25 credits, a 40-minute long lesson video requires a minimum viewing duration of 160 minutes.

Assessment 2: Assignments

Credit: 50

Task: You need to complete a total of 10 questions which come in various forms, including but not limited to cloze, multiple choice, or TRUE/FALSE questions. You will have 3 opportunities to answer each question before your final submission.

Assessment 3: Quiz

Credit: 25

Task: You need to complete a total of 20 questions that are either standalone or under reading material(s). You will not have additional opportunities before your final submission.


  • Failure to submit: Failure to fufill course attendance requirements, or unable to submit an assignment or quiz on time may incur a fail grade.
  • Resubmission: of an assignment or a quiz after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
  • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request for a review from your program coordinator. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result.

Course Grading

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

Grade Mark Description
HD 90-100 High Distinction
D 75-89 Distinction
M 61-74 Merit
P 45-60 Pass
F 0-44 Fail
FNS Fail No Submission