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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Full year 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2011 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2011 (Flexible)
Singapore Full year 2011 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Catherine Flynn


The honours research methods unit introduces students to the theoretical methodological and ethical issues that underpin social work research. It provides direction and guidance to honours students in identifying a meaningful research question and develops the skills and knowledge students need to develop a research proposal. It re-introduces students to quantitative and qualitative research frameworks and data analysis techniques they need to both undertake their study and write a research report.


  1. Identify a research topic that addresses a significant social work issue
  2. Utilise acquired knowledge of the research process to develop an honours project proposal
  3. Critically review literature in their research area
  4. Formulate a researchable question
  5. Review research frameworks to inform methodological choices
  6. Present an informed discussion of the ethical issues involved in their research project, including the completion of an ethics application as appropriate


Completion of the research proposal - literature review and methodology (4,500 words) and submission of relevant ethics application: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Catherine Flynn

Off-campus attendance requirements

OCDL students are required to attend at least one on campus workshop.