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Child Studies Workbook Second Edition

Year 12 Publication

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Overview

The Child Studies Workbook is specifically written to help students and teachers tackle the 'Investigation' assignment in Year 12.

Table of Contents

Child Studies Sample Chapter

Section 1 – Time management 1
Time management checklist 2
Section 2 – Introduction to the Investigation 5
What is the Child Studies Investigation? 5
The procedures involved in preparing an Investigation 6
Verification of own work 6
SACE word-count policy 8
Student research policy 8
Keys to doing well 9
Assessment design criteria and specific features 10
Investigation and critical analysis 10
Performance standards 12
Advice before starting your Investigation 13
Section checkpoint 14
Section 3 – Getting started 15
Background research 15
Choosing an issue 16
Formulating a hypothesis or research question 31
Focusing questions 32
Section checkpoint 34
Section 4 – Researching your contemporary issue 35
Sources of information 35
Primary sources 36
Collecting data 38
Surveys and questionnaires 39
Planning survey questions 39
Interviews 43
Secondary sources 45
Referencing 51
Harvard or in-text referencing 52
Footnoting 53
Reference list 54
Section checkpoint 54
Section 5 – Analysis and evaluation 55
Sorting through your information 55
Analysing your information 59
Bias 64
Evaluating 65
Review your information before writing 67
Section checkpoint 68
Section 6 – Writing the Investigation 69
Structure of the Investigation 72
Drafting 73
How to write the introduction 73
How to write the body of the Investigation 80
How to present primary data 83
Survey or observational data 83
How to write the conclusion of the Investigation 86
Reference list 90
Section checkpoint 93
Section 7 – Final checklists 95
Final study checklist 95
Verification sheet checklist 95