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Unit of study_

Fieldwork Ethics - OLET5043

Year - 2020

This unit focuses on equipping HDR students with tools to consider the practicalities of conducting research in real-world settings. It is suitable for all students who are collecting data with people in real world situations: this may include community settings, health care facilities and commercial organisations. The unit of study will comprise two components. First, you will work through different scenarios you may face in the field and how to deal with them. This may include working in difficult contexts where participants may experience emotional distress or physical harm. Second, the issue of researcher safety will be explored in terms of both physical and emotional safety with an emphasis on both pre-planning and de-briefing. Assessment will require you to apply the concepts discussed to your own project. These skills and concepts will be applicable to all current and future research you may conduct.

online modules and 2 x 2-hour workshops

3 x online multiple choice quizzes (25%) and 2 x written assignments 350-500 words each (35% and 40%)

No set textbook, recommended texts and other resources to be provided in the unit of study outline and on Canvas


Faculty: Health Sciences

Intensive June

25 May 2020

Department/School: Health Sciences
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
Census Date: 12 Jun 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Rowena Forsyth
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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