- Code SOCY4010
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Sociology, Criminology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Helen Keane
- Prof Darren Halpin
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This is an advanced course in qualitative research methods in sociology. It examines the links between theoretical presuppositions about the nature of social reality and the consequences for researching that reality. It also examines those methodologies that claim access to social life and examines what theoretical assumptions they must make to proceed.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the theoretical problems in devising research
programs in sociology;
- Identify and use the literature on a wide range of qualitative
methods in sociology to design qualitative research.
- Understand the ontological and epistemological issues
that divide qualitative and quantitative sociology
- Understand and prepare an ethics proposal.
Research Essay of 6,000 words (75%) LO 1, 2, 3
Ethics proposal of 4000 words (25%) LO 4
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One 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 17 hours of independent study per week during the semester (total of 260 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
M. (1998) The Foundations of Social Research, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
Completion of a cognate major
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3986||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|