Successful completion of four units of the course.
|1.||Deconstruct the implicit and explicit values, terminology, methods and techniques of the major theoretical paradigms in qualitative research methods and interrogate the main criticisms of these methods;|
|2.||Inquire into a complex or emergent issue in the field demonstrating advanced skills of logical argument, hypotheses formulation and defensible interpretations of evidence;|
|3.||Discriminate between and theorise about reflexivity and research ethics in different types of research;|
|4.||Interrogate methodological approaches and choose which to apply to a research proposal;|
|5.||Develop a research proposal applicable to a minor research thesis or Community Based Research project.|
|Assignment||A critical analysis of a research context based on a chosen research topic.||25%|
|Assignment||A critical outline of the proposed research methodology(ies) and method(s) based on a chosen research topic||30%|
|Assignment||Final research proposal.||45%|
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