ASSESSMENT: Independent Research Project
Wed 4th March
Tuesday 28th April
H4.1 justifies and applies appropriate research methodologies.
H4.2 communicates ideas, debates issues and justifies opinions.
Create an Independent Research Project by conducting your own research on a particular subject/focus and construct a report detailing your research. The focus of the IRP should be related to the course content of one or more of the following Community and Family Study areas: Resource management, Individuals, Groups, Families, or Communities.
• The outline for the Plan
• The examples of topics to choose from • Access to library/internet
• Access to people to observe/interview/complete questionnaires • Some relevant links for this project are on the CAFS website www.cafs.wikispaces.com for example: the link to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Family Studies, the CAFS Resource List • All IRP Marking Guidelines- for the Plan, Diary and Report
Part A: The Project Plan
Due Wed 4th March
Develop a project plan and outline the complete research process.
You need to:
• Recognise the proposed research topic and related question and hypothesis. • Explain why the topic was chosen.
• Identify possible secondary sources of data specific to your topic and explain what they are about. • Describe your choice of primary research methodologies that will be used to collect data • Briefly outline issues such as sampling, validity, reliability, and bias which you may need to overcome. • Develop a clear and realistic timeline of your research.
*You will need the Plan...
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