This unit of study provides students with knowledge and techniques in the design of evaluation and research in the counselling field. The topics explored include introduction to the paradigms, methodologies and the range of research methods used in social science research; application of qualitative and quantitative methods to the counselling field; critical analysis of the design, analysis and interpretation of research in the counselling field; critical examination of the literature in an area of interest in the counselling field; and the application of program evaluation in the counselling field. A parallel purpose of the unit is to provide students with the necessary skills to develop a professional project proposal.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will be directed to current texts and journal articles in the relevant areas by the Unit Convenor.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):