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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Full year 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Flexible)
Singapore Full year 2010 (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.


The key objectives of the honours research methods are to:

  1. give students a good understanding of the research process;

  1. explain the formulation of research questions;

  1. introduce the range of quantitative and qualitative research frameworks utilised in social research;

  1. link research paradigms or methods to research questions;

  1. introduce students to data analysis methods associated with the various research frameworks;

  1. introduce the skills needed to undertake a research project and write a research report;

  1. develop a completed relevant ethics application; and

  1. give students confidence to undertake further research in other contexts.


Completion of the research proposal and preparation of ethics application (4,500 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Catherine Flynn

Off-campus attendance requirements

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