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Social Research Design PG (9684.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media

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  • Semester 2, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (164744) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, ONLINE, BRUCE (164883) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (169647) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (162511) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ONLINE, BRUCE (162893) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (154443) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (147537) - View

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Syllabus

This unit develops deep knowledge in conducting social research. The focus is on critical examinations of the underlying assumptions of theory and the relationship to methodology. Students develop a deep understanding of and ability to apply the main social research approaches and methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the main characteristics of quantitative, qualitative and mixed-model methods of social research;

2. Critically interrogate key research studies in social scientific research;

3. Critically analyse published social journals, government publications and professional practice;

4. Appreciate the social, cultural and political contexts of social research in professional practice;

5. Apply appropriate theories and methodologies to identify communication problem-solving processes, and implement and evaluate research based social scientific methodologies; and

6. Develop a high-level awareness of the constraints on ethical professional practice in the area of research.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

6 hours per week.

Prerequisites

Admission to the Master of Applied Arts and Design (Research) or permission of the unit convener.

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

7574 Advanced Communication Theory and Research PG.

Equivalent Units

7574 Advanced Communication Theory and Research PG AND 9111 Social Research PG.


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