- Code SOCR1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Social Research
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Social Research, Sociology, Demography, Criminology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2017
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This course examines key issues and assumptions in social research. It covers areas such as: formulating social research questions; operationalisation of concepts; validity; theory testing and theory construction; and strategies of analysis of social research.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify a social scientific research question
- Recognise what makes for valid social science research
- Distinguish different forms of social science research data
- Recognise different types of social science research methods
- Critically read and understand the results of social science research
Indicative AssessmentSynoptic Essay (1000 words) (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
Critical Analysis of Research (2 x 750 words) (15% each) [1,2,3,4,5]
Research Essay (2000 words) (40%)[1,2,3,4,5]
Tutorial Participation (10%) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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WorkloadOne 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week for 12 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9802||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|