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 Political and Social Inquiry
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kirsten McLean


Under the supervision of an academic staff member, students will develop, and commence the implementation and reporting of, 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. satisfactory progress in the the planning, implementation and reporting of research in a field of social science;
  2. satisfactory progress in their understanding of the ethical issues associated with conducting research;
  3. satisfactory progress in their command of the research literature relating to their research project.


Satisfactory progress toward a 15,000-18,000 word research thesis (7,500-9,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 1-hour supervisor meeting per fortnight

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


Political & Social Inquiry Honours Seminar