Research Methods PG (6270.7)
Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis|
CLOSED FOR FUTURE ENROLMENT.
The subject introduces students to the meaning of 'theory', its links with methodology via techniques of research and distinctions between research and policy action. The aim is to allow students to formulate a topic for research by thesis. Specific topics will include the writing of a thesis, the logics of social investigation, forms of explanation including causality, correlation and 'verstehen'. There is also a non-mathematical introduction to statistical concepts sufficient to enable critical literature review. An overview of qualitative research, its techniques and their strengths and limitations is also provided.
1. On successful completion of this subject students will have acquired knowledge of a range of theoretical perspectives and their relationship to methodology and practice, covered a range of research methods and design questions, and developed an in-depth knowledge of qualitative research.
Course entry requirements.
- 736AA Graduate Certificate in Management
- 739AA Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
- 739AD Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (ACT)
- 735AA Graduate Diploma in Management
- 738AA Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
- 172JA Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
- 734AA Master of Management
- 737AA Master of Public Administration
- 972AA Master of Public Administration / Master of Management