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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,098.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,352.87|
- 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points
- (i) May not be credited together with EDUC 430 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
- Associate Professor Karen Nairn
- 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
- To develop an in-depth understanding of the key features and current debates in the field of youth studies
- To critically evaluate published research about young people and to synthesise the research literature as a literature review
- To 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
- To analyse the data collected from one young person, using the strategies of discourse analysis
- To 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