- Code SOCR8204
- 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 Social Research
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Nicholas Biddle
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Winter Session 2018
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Course will provide an advanced treatment of how social science approaches can be used to inform policy, business and service delivery decisions. This course will cover state-of-the-art social science techniques using a range of data sources. Content includes panel data analysis, evaluation methods, use of machine learning in social sciences, prediction, use of administrative data, text as data, rapid review and meta-analysis and cost-benefit analysis.
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. Understand the assumptions, strengths and limitations of advanced techniques for analysing data in the social sciences.
2. Use appropriate software packages to manage and analyse data.
3. Identify key issues and problems in empirical analysis and propose solutions to them.
4. Communicate and critique research in a rigorous manner.
5. Discuss the policy and/or theoretical implications of advanced social science approaches.
Indicative AssessmentClass participation (5%) LO1-6
Assignment 1 - Critique of selected empirical paper (1,500 words, 15%) LO1,4
Assignment 2 - Research project using real-world data (3,500 words, 35%) LO2,3,4,5
Oral presentation - Policy brief from research project (10 minutes, 20%) LO5
Class test (2 hours, 25%) LO1
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: made up of face-to-face lectures, tutorials and online activities; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6711||06 Aug 2018||10 Aug 2018||24 Aug 2018||05 Oct 2018||In Person||N/A|