Research Project

    Course details

    • Code: PROF.9001
    • Fee: $2,527*
    • Level: 9
    • Credits: 45
    • EFTS: 0.375
    • Subject: Social Work, Tertiary Teaching
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class30 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Pre-requisitePROF.8015 Ngā Tikanga Rangahau: Research Protocols OR PROF.8019 Applied Clinical Research for Health Professionals
Related programmes Master of Applied Professional Studies - Mentoring and Leadership;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to enable students to undertake a research project. Students will develop critical thinking skills for evaluating the quality of research, and for determining the different approaches to research such as quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. Students will also identify an area to research, formulate research questions and theories, conduct literature reviews and select relevant methodological approaches through data analysis.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Determine and select appropriate research methodologies to address specific research questions.
  2. Critically review published literature.
  3. Analyse and interpret data for a research project and consider the aspects of the research process that impact on data analysis.
  4. Implement a research project that takes into account all components of professional research, including preparation of a research proposal, ethics application (where relevant) and a research report.
  5. Present research findings and critically evaluate a research project.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017