Master Course Unit
COUN6251: Research Project 2
Duration: One trimester
Level: 1st year
Credit points: 6 (out of a total of 96 points)
Prerequisites: COUN6241 Research Project 1
Mode(s) of delivery: Blended Delivery
This unit follows on from COUN6241 Research Project 1 and provides students with opportunities to further develop their understanding of research and the application of research methodologies. Students will be expected to apply systematic data analysis techniques to data collected in Research Project 1. Emphasis will be placed on critically analysing data and reflecting upon its meaning and implications, developing written research reports and on the presentation of research findings. Student will be expected to review their research designs considering both their strengths and limitations and to reflect upon directions for new research.
By the completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- apply systematic data analysis techniques to data collected in Research Project 1
- apply accepted qualitative and /or quantitative techniques in data analysis
- critically reflect on the process of conducting the research study
- demonstrate advanced writing skills in developing their research report
- apply ethical guidelines for researchers to research practice and critically reflect on ethical issues as they arise
- report back to participants on research findings
- demonstrate professional skills in presenting and discussing data with peers
The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.
Please refer to the document available here.
The material covered in this unit will contribute to the development of the following graduate attributes:
The ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in a range of contexts using literacy, numeracy and information technology skills.
- Independent and Lifelong Learning
A commitment to continued and independent learning, intellectual development, critical analysis and inquiry, integrative thinking, and creativity.
- Problem Solving
The ability to problem solve across a range of settings including professional, social and cultural contexts.
- Information Literacy
The ability to assimilate, analyse and utilise information effectively in a range of contexts, genres and texts types.
- Innovation and Sustainability
A capacity to promote innovation within a socially sustainable environment.
- Social Justice
An acknowledgment of and respect for equality of opportunity, individual and civic responsibility, indigenous and other cultures and times, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
- Discipline Knowledge and Skills
A command of a significant body of discipline knowledge and relevant professional skills.
- Ethics and Ethical Practice
An awareness of, and sensitivity to, ethics and ethical standards on interpersonal and social levels, and within a field of study and/or profession. To demonstrate integrity on social, cultural, and environmental issues.
- Teamwork and leadership
A capacity for and an understanding of teamwork and leadership.
- Global Perspective
An appreciation, respect and valuing of cultural and intellectual diversity.
Students will attend on campus workshops of 14 hours in this unit, which will include lectures, learning activities on data analysis techniques and discussions.
The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/
Relevant journals and resources
Knowledge and understanding of these topics will be enhanced by wide reading of international peer-reviewed journal articles from various domains of counselling and psychotherapy, which can be accessed via the ACAP Library’s journal databases.
Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. This includes plagiarism of any nature. It is your responsibility to make sure that you understand what constitutes plagiarism in order to ensure that you do not engage in it. Please refer to http://currentstudents.acap.edu.au/assets/Managing-My-Course/A-Z-Policies/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.
Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.