SOWK670-21W (D) Whole Year 2021 (Distance)

Research Project

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021


This course reviews the fundamentals of social research, including: ethical considerations; sampling and measurement; data analysis and, dissemination and distribution of research knowledge related to the human services. The execution of a group research project is required as the major course assessment.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


SOWK617. Subject to approval of the Head of Department.


SOWK526; SOWK456

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Literature Review 01 Apr 2019 25% 3,000 words
Ethics Application 27 May 2019 25%
Project Report 07 Oct 2019 50% 8,000 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $952.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SOWK670 Occurrences

  • SOWK670-21W (C) Whole Year 2021
  • SOWK670-21W (D) Whole Year 2021 (Distance)