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EDUC434 Youth Studies

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Young people in secondary education and their post-school transitions. The theoretical and practical understandings of conducting research with young people.

Planning to research and/or work with young people in the future? Then this is the paper for you. You will be guided through the key stages of research on a youth topic of your choice.

Paper title Youth Studies
Paper code EDUC434
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,154.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,801.79

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54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points
(i) May not be credited together with EDUC430 passed 2010-2012. (ii) This paper is normally available in alternate years.
If you are a Social Sciences graduate planning to research and/or work with young people in the future, this paper is designed for you.

Teaching staff

To be confirmed if offered.

Paper Structure
The paper is designed to follow the key debates in youth research then guide you through the research process on a youth topic of your choice, with guidance on writing a literature review, designing and conducting research with young people, data analysis and reporting your findings.
Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and source their own relevant readings.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the key features and current debates in the field of youth studies
  2. Critically evaluate published research about young people and to synthesise the research literature as a literature review
  3. Evaluate a range of methodologies for researching with young people, decide on one methodology for collecting information (e.g. interviewing) and then carry out data collection with one young person
  4. Analyse the data collected from one young person, using the strategies of discourse analysis
  5. Synthesise the findings of the data analysis with the literature review and critically reflect on the conduct and reporting of research with one young person

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Not offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system