School Of Social Sciences

Practising Research and Researching PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102358.3


Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Concurrent or previous study of at least one first year postgraduate unit in counselling theory and practice. Broad foundations and ethics of research at postgraduate level.

Equivalent Units
102177 - Advanced Social Research Methods

102357 Ethics and Diversity in Research and Therapy

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1817 Master of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

About this Unit
This unit equips Therapy Studies students with the conceptual frameworks and skills needed to conduct basic research in the areas of counselling and psychotherapy. The question ‘How do we know what we know?’ becomes the connecting thread throughout an introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches to practitioner research. Building on considerations from the prerequisite unit 102357 Ethics and Diversity in Research and Therapy, students will develop their understanding of research as a scholarly, professional, social and intersubjective practice. They will learn to generate answerable research questions and a coherent research proposal within appropriate intellectual and methodological frameworks.

1817.1Master of Psychotherapy and CounsellingCONTINUING
1817.2Master of Psychotherapy and CounsellingCURRENT
4595.8Master of Art TherapyCONTINUING
4595.9Master of Art TherapyCONTINUING

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