Applied Social Research Project
Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
This course is a prescribed course for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science and is also available to other students as an elective. This course provides grounding in advanced social research methods. It is strongly advised that students should take it after SOCS2400 Applied Social Research and SOCS2300 Ethical debates in Social Sciences.
In this course students will workshop social science research skills in developing research proposals, reviewing literature and collecting data. They will also participate in a larger research project which will allow them to apply these skills in a broader context and to write a research report.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1.Demonstrate an understanding of a range of social research methods, related ethical issues, and the relationship between research and social theory.
2. Critically assess the strengths and weaknesses of various social research methods and select appropriate methods to answer research questions.
3. Conduct the planning, collection and analysis of data as part of a small research project.
4. Effectively communicate research results in written and oral form.
This course provides grounding in advanced social research methods. In this course students undertake a range of exercises to develop their qualitative research skills including writing research proposals, literature reviews, data collection, and report writing. They will also have the opportunity to take part in a research project and write an individual report based on the data collected.
SOCS2400 Applied Social Research and SOCS2300 Ethical Debates in Social Sciences.
Modes of Delivery
Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term