Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Rika Swanzen


This Child and youth care research project B unit focuses on the execution of a research project by application of relevant theoretical approaches and key research procedures and techniques at an advanced level. Reporting on the research by means of systematic and sustained discussion, argumentation and integration of findings are further components using the publication and style conventions of the discipline.
Support is provided by a qualified supervisor.


On completion of this unit the students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and integrate theoretical frameworks of relevance to the study.
  2. Provide a project plan and timeframe for research activities.
  3. Execute the research project through the collection and analysis of data.
  4. Write a research report.


Peer evaluated literature review: 20%
Project plan for research activities: 20%
Interim report on the fieldwork: 25%
Research report: 35%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Total weekly workload of 24 hours comprising:
2 hours face to face contact per week in the form of weekly seminars and 1 hour per week spent on peer assisted learning (forum discussions). The remaining 21 hours will be spent on the literature study and conceptualisation of the research project.

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


ATS3772 or AZA3772 and three more units chosen from: ATS2762 or AZA2762 and ATS3769 or ATS3771 or ATS3770 or AZA3769 or AZA3770 or AZA3771