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ADS708 - Researching and Working with Communities B

Unit details

Note: You are seeing the 2014 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:V Ware



For students who commenced prior to 2014: Nil

For students who commenced from 2014: ADS701 for students enrolled in courses A511, A611 or A727

Incompatible with:



You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit forms the second part of a sequence of two subjects designed to enable students to work effectively with research and program methodologies in community development. In the previous trimester ‘Researching and Working with Communities A’ you were introduced to paradigms, intercultural competence, and the main models of community development, including human rights, gender and sustainablility; and programming models from ‘logical frameworks’, to participatory.

Researching and Intervening in Communities B provides indepth case examples of research and intervention. It enables you to practice their own research-evaluation design, implementation, data gathering, analysis, reporting and action. Quantitative and qualitative methods are explored, alongside a range of intervention methods. Students are encouraged to examine opportunities and constraints on working within community development organisations.


Two assignments of not more than 5000 words:

Part A, essay, 2000 words, 40%

Part B, portfolio, 3000 words, 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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