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ZUG4045 - Research project A

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Faculty of Social and Health Sciences


South Africa

  • First Semester 2022 (Day)

30 Credits


 This module provides the student with foundational knowledge on research methodology to enable the start of a research study. Sessions with a supervisor will assist the student to delineate an area of study, propose a research problem, and to propose the method of study.


  • Describe various research methodologies
  • Identify a clear and viable research problem to study
  • Design a research study that contributes to child and youth care knowledge
  • Provide a literature review that identifies relevant theoretical frameworks
  • Obtain ethical clearance where required
  • Defend proposed study through a presentation of ideas to a forum for feedback
  • Design a research study proposal


Within semester/Formative assessment: 50%
Examination/Summative assessment: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.