- Code SOCR1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Social Research
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Sociology, Demography, Criminology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Liz Allen
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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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:
- 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; and,
- critically read and understand the results of social science research.
- Synoptic Essay, 1000 words (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Critical Analysis of Research, 2 x 750 words (15% each for a total of 30%) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research Essay, 2000 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload2 hours of lectures and a 1 hour of tutorials per week for 12 weeks (a total of 3 hours contact per teaching week). Students are expected to commit a further 94 hours of independent study over the semester (total 130 hours).
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