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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Margaret Lynn


Previously coded HSM4309


This unit provides students with a thorough grounding in the design of practice-based research. Common conceptual and methodological issues associated with research are reviewed. Particular emphasis is placed on an examination of both the instrumental and moral bases of social welfare research. The end and means of social welfare research in general and students' specific research priorities are interrogated.[Click here to insert text]


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Identify an area of social welfare theory or practice in need of investigation;
  2. Plan a program of research;
  3. Evaluate the moral implications of the research to be conducted;
  4. Articulate and address personal learning objectives;
  5. Demonstrate a capacity to comprehend, analyse and articulate key themes and arguments in the relevant literature


Learning contract (500 words): 10%
Discussion paper (4500 words): 40%
Research proposal (5000 words): 50%


APG4761 and APG4762