Reseach Project

Reseach Project

Unit Description

Students will continue to develop their knowledge of the selected topic through reviewing published research literature.

In this second capstone unit, students will either a) revise and implement the research proposal and timeline developed in Introduction to Research Methods and approved by the Metavision Institute, or b) undertake an extended literature review on the selected research topic.

For a), students’ research projects will (i) draw on and analyse secondary data (data already available in the public domain), or (ii) be literature-based, or (iii) be autobiographical, in order to minimise ethical risks arising from the research process.

Students will continue to develop their knowledge of the selected topic through reviewing published research literature.

Students will then write a report on the findings of the project or extended literature review. Including an outline of implications for counselling and psychotherapy practice, and make an oral presentation of their findings.

Unit Code

205

Unit Type

Core Unit

Credit Points

3.0

Consultation Times

30 minutes before and after workshop intensives and by appointment during the semester

Topics Covered

  • Review of research methodologies: quantitative, qualitative research, and mixed methods
  • Review of social, legal and ethical aspects of conducting counselling and psychotherapy research
  • Implementing the research proposal
  • Organising and writing up the literature review
  • Reporting on research: aims, questions, objectives, methodology and methods
  • Data analysis
  • Reporting and discussing results, including limitations, implications and recommendations
  • Publishing and disseminating research

Learning Outcomes

  1. Design and implement research projects in counselling and psychotherapy
  2. Critically evaluate published peer-reviewed research on the selected research topic
  3. Analyse social, legal and ethical aspects of conducting counselling and psychotherapy research
  4. Report on project outcomes, implications and recommendations in a final paper

Assessment Overview

Revised Research Proposal (500 words) and revised Literature Review clearly showing findings (1,000 words) on the basis of feedback provided in Introduction to Research Methods

Or

Proposal to extend review of literature (250 words) and Revised Literature Review clearly showing findings (1,250 words) on the basis of feedback provided in Introduction to Research Methods.

Project Report

Write a report to the standard of submission for an academic journal after implementing the research proposal OR complete an Extended Literature Review Report

Project Presentation

Deliver a short presentation in class on the project findings

Length: 15 minutes

Provide a presentation handout for fellow students

Unit Resources

Prescribed reading

Vossler, A., & Moller, N. (Eds.). (2015). The counselling and psychotherapy research handbook. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.

Delivery Mode

Workshop intensives on-campus

Workshop Intensive 1:

9:00 am to 5:30 pm
3.25 hours of teaching and learning

Workshop Intensive 3:

9:00 am to 5:30 pm
3.25 hours of teaching and learning

Online delivery
1.5 hour Zoom discussion mid-semester

Written by: Mr Samuel Minton • Created: July 21, 2020, 10:05 a.m.