- Code REGN9076
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
This course focuses on methodology and methods specific to developing and carrying out qualitative,quantitative, and mixed methods research projects on regulation, governance, 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, governance, 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 the region, 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically evaluate qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research as an empirical social science agenda, including different concepts, approaches and methods
- Develop a research design based on a solid understanding of concepts and tools of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodology
- Assess the relevance and appropriateness of various research methods to specific research questions
- Apply the techniques of various research methods in undertaking fieldwork and data collection
- Consider the ethical issues that may arise while developing, conducting and analysing research
- Analyse qualitative and quantitative data and present research findings clearly and concisely
- This course will be assessed pass/fail, with students required to pass each assessment item in order to receive a passing mark for the course (null) [LO null]
- In class participation and electronic submission of two questions for each session a day prior to class (10%) (10) [LO 4]
- Short assignment critiquing a methodological approach used in selected article(s) - 2000 words (30%) (30) [LO 5,6]
- Research and writing plan and outline for major essay - 1000 words (20%) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Major essay (or methods section of thesis proposal review) comparing and contrasting two methodological approaches in relation to the thesis question, addressing factors including research questions, rationale, methods, and possible ethical issues - 3000 words (40%) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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WorkloadThis course will require 30 contact hours and 130 hours workload in total.
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