This unit of study provides honours students with the opportunity to undertake independent research and develop an honours thesis based on original research.

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ASW4902 - Social Work Honours Seminar

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify an academic research question and design a small research project to investigate this question;  
  2. Design and carry out a small research project with appropriate methodology, methods, and data analysis; and  
  3. Construct a formal thesis incorporating a review of literature, a research design chapter, findings and conclusion.  


Because this is an Honours thesis unit of study, 100% of the assessment is assigned to the Honours thesis.
Assessment type Description Grade
Thesis Honours thesis (15,000 words) 100%

Required reading

Social research 4th ed.
Sarantakos, S., (2013)
Australia, South Yarra: Macmillan Education

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