DFVP20007 - Domestic and Family Violence Research

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will examine the role of research and researchers in the domestic and family violence context. You will appraise challenges and considerations associated with the conduct of research, including those unique to this field of practice. You will identify and critique research methods thereby developing your research skills. You will also consider priority populations, risk, safety, and ethics.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

DFVP20001 is a pre-requisite for this unit.


Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Higher Education Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

There are no Higher Education availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022
Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Quote from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Feedback
"The content was presented in a logical manner and was easy to understand. However, my favourite thing is the constant support in relation to assessment. The weekly Zoom tutorials were highly beneficial and I felt very supported. The instructions in relation to the assessments were clear and easy to understand".
Recommendation
Given the high student satisfaction levels indicated by the Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation, it is recommended that this Unit be run in its current form, with ongoing effort to ensure up-to-date resources, and high levels of student engagement and support.
Action Taken
Consistent with the recommendation in the previous AUER, this Unit was run with the same attention to student engagement and support, and provision of up-to-date resources.
Source: Quote from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation
Feedback
"Although I struggled with this unit as it is not something that I am familiar with, I found this unit to be quite rewarding. The best aspect is the personal interaction with course coordinator via various forms of communications, such as, on-line recorded lectures & discussions, face-to-face via zoom meetings and emails. The offer to have regular weekly Q & A sessions via Zoom was invaluable".
Recommendation
Given the high student satisfaction levels indicated by the Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation, it is recommended that this Unit be run in its current form, with ongoing effort to ensure up-to-date resources, and high levels of student engagement and support.
Action Taken
Consistent with the recommendation in the previous AUER, this Unit was run with the same attention to student engagement and support, and provision of up-to-date resources.
Source: Quote from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation.
Feedback
"I really appreciated the support I received in this unit. I have never done a research proposal before and I have really learned a lot...".
Recommendation
Given the high student satisfaction levels indicated by the Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation, it is recommended that this Unit be run in a manner consistent with its current form, with ongoing effort to ensure up-to-date resources, and high levels of student engagement and support.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Quote from Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation.
Feedback
"Dr Emily, our lecturer is wonderful. She's provided great course material, excellent lectures, relevant assignments, and is very approachable and helpful. She's made this course interesting and enjoyable, and given me a great impression of CQU".
Recommendation
Given the high student satisfaction levels indicated by the Student Unit and Teaching Evaluation, it is recommended that this Unit be run in a manner consistent with its current form, with ongoing effort to ensure up-to-date resources, and high levels of student engagement and support.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the role of research and researchers in the domestic and family violence context.
  2. Appraise challenges and considerations regarding research in domestic and family violence contexts.
  3. Identify and critique research methods relevant to domestic and family violence.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8