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SWK4003

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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

Synopsis

This unit is the preparation for submission of the honours thesis of 10,000 words (minimum length). The dissertation is the final version of the research project undertaken by the student during the honours programme. The research project involves addressing a meaningful research question and selecting an appropriate method that draws on quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis to gather the findings that complete the research project. The honours thesis is examined by a member of the academic staff (not the supervisor) and a second examiner within the Department of Social Work.

Objectives

The objectives of this unit are:

  1. submission of the research project undertaken by the student during the honours programme;

  1. demonstrated student ability to construct a research project, with appropriate use of method and data collection and analysis to investigate a meaningful research question;

  1. the ability of the student to work under supervision to prepare the dissertation; and

  1. develop students' ability in their written communication skills.

Assessment

Presentation of the final version of the research project undertaken during the honours programme (10,000 words).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Catherine Flynn

Co-requisites

Available to students enrolled in Honours degree of Bachelor of Social Work only