The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Summer 2 - 2020

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Develop a research proposal which includes a research question, justification for the choice of method and an assessment of the ethical issues involved.

2. Conduct the planning, collection and analysis of qualitative data as part of a small research project.

3. Communicate research results in written and oral forms, using academic style.


Content

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.

Students will also have the opportunity to take part in a research project and write an individual report based on the data collected.


Assumed knowledge

SOCS2400 Applied Social Research and SOCS2300 Ethical Debates in Social Sciences.


Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Research Proposal (30%)

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: In Class or Online Exercises (10%)

Report: Research Report (50%)

Presentation: In Class or Online Presentation (10%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

As this course involves participation in an ethics approved research project, there is a minimum of 60% attendance required.

Ourimbah

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

As this course involves participation in an ethics approved research project, there is a minimum of 60% attendance required.

Newcastle City Precinct

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

As this course involves participation in an ethics approved research project, there is a minimum of 60% attendance required.

Newcastle City Precinct

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

As this course involves participation in an ethics approved research project, there is a minimum of 60% attendance required.