• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Helen Keane
    • Prof Darren Halpin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the theoretical problems in devising research programs in sociology;
  2. Identify and use the literature on a wide range of qualitative methods in sociology to design qualitative research.
  3. Understand the ontological and epistemological issues that divide qualitative and quantitative sociology
  4. Understand and prepare an ethics proposal.

Indicative Assessment

 

Research Essay of 6,000 words (75%) LO 1, 2, 3

Ethics proposal of 4000 words (25%) LO 4

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Workload

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

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Criminology (Honours), Bachelor of Policy Studies (Honours), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts).

Preliminary Reading

Crotty, M. (1998) The Foundations of Social Research, Sydney: Allen and Unwin.



Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major

Specialisations

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 units

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Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $5436
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $7752
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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