Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kirsten McLean


Under the supervision of an academic staff member, students will develop, conduct and report on a social science research project on an approved topic of their own devising.


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

  1. the ability to plan, conduct and report on research in a field of social science;
  2. a practical understanding of the ethical issues associated with conducting research;
  3. a command of the research literature relating to their research project.


Completion of a 15,000-18,000 word research thesis (7,500-9,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kirsten McLean

Contact hours

One 1-hour supervisor meeting per fortnight

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Behavioural studies
Gender studies


ATS4924 and ATS4925