Singapore University of Social Sciences

Applied Research Project in Counselling

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Schemes: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 12 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: To be confirmed


Synopsis

Graduate students have the option of an applied research project to complete their MCOU programme. Students will build on their existing research knowledge and skills acquired from an earlier course, COU505 Research and Evaluation in Counselling, for this research project. A research advisor will be assigned to the student to help develop greater research skills and facilitate the research endeavour. This applied research project enables students to link research, theory and practice in counselling, as well as to provide the opportunity to contribute new knowledge and skills in counselling. The length of the project is 10,000 words.

Level: 6
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Plan for a comprehensive research proposal
  • Link theoretical frameworks to research question(s)/hypotheses, methodology, analysis and discussion of research findings
  • Critique the literature, research design and data analysis
  • Recommend a method of analysis that is appropriate to the data
  • Discuss the research findings in relation to the research question(s)/hypotheses
  • Design a comprehensive research proposal
  • Compose the research question(s)/hypotheses, and a literature review for the research project
  • Formulate and implement a research design/methodology
  • Analyse the data and interpret the research results
  • Organise the write-up/presentation of the main research findings

Learning Outcome

  • Plan for a comprehensive research proposal
  • Link theoretical frameworks to research question(s)/hypotheses, methodology, analysis and discussion of research findings
  • Critique the literature, research design and data analysis
  • Recommend a method of analysis that is appropriate to the data
  • Discuss the research findings in relation to the research question(s)/hypotheses
  • Design a comprehensive research proposal
  • Compose the research question(s)/hypotheses, and a literature review for the research project
  • Formulate and implement a research design/methodology
  • Analyse the data and interpret the research results
  • Organise the write-up/presentation of the main research findings
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