Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Regular meetings with supervisor/s, one hour weekly or fortnightly per semester. |
Total Time Commitment: A total of 375 hours - includes regular supervision, reading course materials, independent study and research activities and completion of learning tasks and assessment.
|Prerequisites:||Students must have achieved 100cp from core and approved elective Masters Adolescent Health & Welfare subjects (or equivalent)|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Paul Badcock
ContactAndrea Krelle, email@example.com
The purpose of this subject is to develop the critical disciplines of research methodology and to arm students with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyse and interpret research that informs our understanding of young peoples health and well-being. The aim is also to provide students with the skills needed to design, implement and communicate the findings of research that will contribute to more effective program delivery to young people, within and across different sectors.
This subject will provide participants with the critical skills needed to design their research project, including the research questions, a rationale - why is it worth studying this question/area, the aims and objectives of the research; identification of theoretical/conceptual frameworks to be used as well as relevant bodies of literature; methodology - how will the problem be investigated and why is this the best design.
On completion of the minor thesis, students will have:
Methods of study may include policy analysis, theoretically-based studies as well as methods based on the collection and analysis of interview or survey data, or as determined by both the student and the supervisor. In this unit students will have a supervisor appointed, work with the supervisor to develop a research proposal, enhance their ability to plan and conduct research in a specific methodological framework, explore current literature relating to their proposed research topic, and prepare an application for human research ethics approval.
|Objectives:||This subject is designed to enable students to: |
As part of thesis development, the majority of students will also be required to complete a University of Melbourne Ethics Standard Project Application Form, Due: Early Semester 1. Students must pass the minor thesis and receive a combined score for the thesis and research proposal of at least 50% in order to pass this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||This subject is designed to enable students to: |
Master of Adolescent Health & Welfare |
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