- Code SOCY4010
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Australian Studies, Development Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Helen Keane
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2021
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The sociological imagination involves paying attention to the mundane aspects of everyday life while simultaneously reflecting theoretically on these aspects. This course will provide training in the main methods used by sociologists: interviews, observations, archives/document analysis and statistics. As advanced training in methodology for Honours students, the course also emphasises the relationship between research practices and theoretical and epistemological issues. The guiding principle of the course is reflexivity - ongoing reflection on the conditions under which any knowledge is produced.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- identify and explain key methodological issues in sociological research;
- select and carry out a range of social research methods; and
- develop an informed argument about methodological processes in social research.
- Observation analysis (1500 words) (25) [LO 1,2]
- Interview analysis OR Statistics and archives analysis 2000 words (35) [LO 1,2]
- Research essay (2500 words ) (40) [LO 1,2,3]
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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of seminars and 12 hours of research consultations
b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Completion of a cognate major
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