Investigating and Explaining Society (11236.1)
|Level:||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Selen ERCAN (Ph: +61 2 62015774 ) ON-CAMPUS
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Introduces students to basic skills required to investigate and analyse social problems. Students will be introduced to methods in the social scientist's research "toolkit", and explore why and how certain tools are used to examine particular social, political and economic phenomena.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Formulate, conceptualise and operationalise research questions;
2. Describe and understand basics standards of research approaches in the social sciences;
3. Evaluate the soundness of various research designs and discern the implications of using different forms of information, sources and methodological approaches in conducting research;
4. Understand professional and ethical norms and key debates regarding the conduct of research; and
5. Harness and maximise the format and communicability of research findings.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2020
Semester 2, 2019
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Assessment A - Tutorial Presentation and Engagement (25% (each presentation 5% [x3] + 10% awarded for facilitation of tutorial discussion during semester )
- Assessment B - Annotated Bibliography and Essay Plan (15% )
- Assessment C - Research Essay (25% )
- Assessment D - Group Research Project (35% )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour workshop on-campus per week.
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