School Of Social Sciences

Research in the Social SciencesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102175.2


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Undergraduate degree in the Social Sciences or equivalent.

Equivalent Units
101887 - Research for Practice

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
From 2016 this unit replaced by 102357 - Ethics and Diversity in Research and Therapy for students enrolled in 4595-Master of Art Therapy only. This unit provides foundational skills and knowledge for research in the Social Sciences including contemporary developments such as digital and online research. It introduces key research concepts of epistemology, ethics, theory and methodology drawing on different fields of studies within the Social Sciences. The unit canvasses critical debates and approaches to research in the Social Sciences; the processes by which knowledge is created through research; and the purposes to which knowledge is applied in the Social Sciences. Finally, the unit focusses on developing student’s skills and knowledge for developing research questions and research proposals.

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