- Code SOCR8003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Social Research
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body, Population Studies, Social Research, Demography, Public Health
- Academic career Postgraduate
- AsPr Catherine Banwell
- Dr Ginny Sargent
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course equips participants with the necessary skills to analyse and interpret qualitative data to answer research and policy questions. Building on the skills developed in DEMO8061 Social Research Design, students will learn how to use in-text analysis software, how to interpret and discuss the results of their data analysis, and the process of writing and publishing qualitative research. The course will provide students with the skills necessary to undertake a range of different types of qualitative data analysis.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand a range of qualitative analysis approaches commonly employed across disciplines;
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of qualitative analysis methods and select appropriate methods for application;
- Apply thematic coding techniques to qualitative data analysis using appropriate data management software;
- Analyse and interpret qualitative data to answer research and policy questions; and
- Assemble and present the results of qualitative research analyses in written and oral formats.
Indicative AssessmentIndividual coding exercise (20%, 1200 word equiv.); Learning outcomes 3, 4
Oral presentation on methodological approaches, 10 minutes (10%); Learning outcomes 1,2,5
Comparison and critique of three methodological approaches (30%, 1800 words); Learning outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5
Final report (40%, 2500 words); Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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WorkloadContact hours will take the form of weekly 3 hour sessions for 13 weeks. These sessions will be a mix of lectures, tutorials and practical exercises including computer sessions.
Students are expected to commit a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeIt is expected that students will have completed some training in qualitative social science research design and data collection methods.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|3462||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person|