Special Research Study P (FT)

Subject 465-436 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is offered in external mode and there will be no regular class contact
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Enrolment in or completion of at least 350 points of the degree, including credit, or equivalent
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Subject Overview:

An introduction to the ethics of human research, research methodology and design and its application to research in the early childhood field. Students will implement a small research project. The topic for this research will be drawn from the major strands of the degree program and may reflect issues in child development, curriculum theory and practice or management and leadership issues concerning the role of the early childhood professional. The project will enable students to work independently or conjointly in small groups and with guidance from a lecturer with expertise in the selected area, develop a research project. Students will identify an aspect of research and undertake a literature review with the view to developing a research question and choosing an appropriate research methodology. In the case of group projects each student will be required to present an independent literature review in order to develop an integrated set of research questions. Students will examine the collection and analysis of data and present a research report in which they demonstrate the ability to interpret and discuss the findings.

Assessment: A research project report of 5000 words, or equivalent.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Students cannot be credited with both this subject and Special Research Study (Honours).

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies(Pathways Program)

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