• Offered by School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject RegNet
  • Areas of interest Development Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Criminology, Human Rights
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jensen Sass
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Winter Session 2021
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This course focuses on methodology and methods specific to developing and carrying out qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research projects in the fields of regulation, justice, and crime. It provides concepts, tools and practical knowledge to assist students in developing robust research projects. It covers key aspects of doing research such as the development of research questions, epistemological approaches, sampling, specific research methods, data management and analysis. In addition, students analyse and compare different research designs used within the fields of regulation, justice, and crime. The format combines lectures with hands-on activities and workshops, allowing students to explore a number of different approaches. The course offers students opportunities to discuss common ethical issues, with particular attention paid to concerns that emerge in carrying out research in Asia and the Pacfic, and provides an overview about ways of presenting research findings. The course will address challenges in designing, generating, and communicating evidence specific to the fields of regulation, governance, and crime.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research as an empirical social science agenda, including different concepts, approaches and methods
  2. Evaluate research designs based on a solid understanding of concepts and tools of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodology
  3. Assess the relevance and appropriateness of various research methods to specific research questions
  4. Understand the techniques of various research methods in undertaking fieldwork and data collection
  5. Identify ethical issues that may arise while developing, conducting, and analysing research
  6. Evaluate qualitative and quantitative data analysis and interpret research findings

Indicative Assessment

  1. This course will be graded, with students required to pass each assessment item in order to receive a passing or above mark for the course. (null) [LO null]
  2. In class participation and electronic submission of two questions for each session a day prior to class (10) [LO 4]
  3. Short assignment critiquing a methodological approach used in selected article(s) - 2000 words (30) [LO 5,6]
  4. Research and writing plan and outline for major essay - 1000 words (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  5. Major essay comparing and contrasting two methodological approaches in relation to a particular research problem, addressing factors including research questions, rationale, methods, and possible ethical issues - 3000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

This course will require 30 hours contact and 130 hours workload in total.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for this course.

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
3
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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4657 12 Jul 2021 26 Jul 2021 30 Jul 2021 26 Sep 2021 In Person N/A

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