This unit of study provides honours students with the opportunity to develop research practice expertise and specialist knowledge in a particular area of their undergraduate studies, thus enabling them to develop a capacity to reflect on their practice. The content of this unit includes advanced research methodology; design of an appropriate honours research project; preparation of an ethics application; and development of a detailed research proposal.
ASW3901 - Social Research 2
|1.||Select the components required to undertake a research project;|
|2.||Evaluate ethical issues and ethical guidelines for conducting social work research;|
|3.||Demonstrate beginning skills for analysing data of either a qualitative or quantitative nature; and|
|4.||Assemble a research proposal that will constitute a first draft of the first three chapters of the honours thesis.|
|Literature Review||Research topic identified by the student relevant to Social work and review relevant literature (1,500 words approx.)||40%|
|Presentation||Class Presentation of the research proposal (20 minutes)||20%|
|Thesis||Research proposal comprising the first three chapters of the Honours thesis (6,000 words approx.)||40%|
Qualitative Research Methods 4th ed.
Liamputtong, P., (2013)
Oxford University Press, South Melbourne
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