• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elizabeth Allen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Identify a social scientific research question
  2. Recognise what makes for valid social science research
  3. Distinguish different forms of social science research data
  4. Recognise different types of social science research methods
  5. Critically read and understand the results of social science research
 

Indicative Assessment

Synoptic 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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Workload

One 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)

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
10110 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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