EDF5553 - Research project in counselling - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Education

Chief examiner(s)

Goh Pei Hwa

Coordinator(s)

Goh Pei Hwa

Unit guides

Offered

Malaysia

  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Full year 2019 (On-campus)

Co-requisites

Enrolment in D6006 MProfCouns

Synopsis

In this unit, students undertake a supervised research project. The unit increases students' understanding of theoretical and methodological aspects of research within the area of counselling and their skills to apply these to a research project. Students develop analytic skills and advanced research knowledge in the practice of counselling. The research is communicated to a professional audience.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. locate a research concern within a relevant body of academic scholarship
  2. review a particular field and identify implications for research
  3. focus a research project on selected research methodologies
  4. use research processes with due regard to ethical procedures and academic conventions
  5. demonstrate a capacity to engage in reflective, critical discussion of the relevant research area.

Assessment

Research Project A (literature review, hypothesis and research method) (4000 words, 50%)

Research Project B (data presentation/results and discussion) (4000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Supervision:
    • one-on-one or group supervision activities equivalent to 1-2 hours per week
  2. Additional requirements (all students):
    • Independent study to make up the required minimum hours during the semester.

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