Special Research Study P (Honours)(FT)

Subject 465-437 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
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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:

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Subject Overview:

An introduction to the ethics of human research and the application of research to the early childhood field. The research process will be examined with the view to developing a research project suitable for independent investigation. Students will implement a research project with guidance from a lecturer with expertise in the selected area. Students will be required to demonstrate an ability to work independently in a concentrated way over an extended period. The topic for 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. 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. Students will then collect and analyse data using appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods and present a research report in which they demonstrate the ability to interpret and discuss their findings.

Assessment: A research project report of 7000 words, or equivalent.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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Students cannot be credited with both this subject and 465-407 Special Research Study.

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

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