This topic introduces candidates to the relationship between research and the profession. The principal aim of this topic is to develop the researcher as inquirer within the context of their professional activity. The focus in this topic is on the researcher's standpoint, the professional context and the research literature. Candidates will develop skills in locating their work within a particular research tradition, and develop proficiency in using theory and theory development. Candidates are guided to integrate their learning within their own professional and research context.
This topic aims to: