A supervised research dissertation of up to 20,000 words on an approved topic.
Supervision and support is available from an assigned supervisor. The topic is selected by the student, with its nature and scope being refined and negotiated in consultation with the supervisor.
|Paper title||Research Dissertation|
|Points||60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020), 2nd Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 30 June 2020), 1st Non standard period (25 February 2019 - 20 February 2020), 2nd Non standard period (8 July 2019 - 30 June 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,014.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$10,500.00|
- Limited to
- Limited to: MA
- More information link
- View more information on the Children's Issues Centre website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Nicola
CHIC 590 supervisors: Associate Professor Nicola Taylor, Associate Professor Nicola Atwool, Dr Megan Gollop
- There is no set textbook.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking, Ethics, Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Complete a research dissertation on a topic relating to children and young people in a limited time period
- Identify and utilise a relevant research paradigm (either quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods) and an appropriate field work methodology (if the dissertation involves an empirical research design)
- Acquire skills to access and review the existing research literature and write research questions
- Apply a relevant theoretical/conceptual framework to the research
- Meet ethical requirements if the study uses human subjects
- Write up the results of the study and examine what the study contributes to answering the research questions
- Integrate the findings of the research study with the relevant existing literature (or field of theoretical/conceptual knowledge)
- Write a coherent research dissertation that adequately presents the research background, method, findings and conclusions; relates them to previous research and theory; and makes recommendations for child and youth policy and practice