Research Methods in Social Science (10086.1)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Formulate research questions, theories and hypotheses;
2. Describe the basics of standard research approaches in the social sciences;
3. Evaluate the soundness of research design;
4. Further enhance research abilities;
5. Improve communication and critical thinking skills
6. Undertake basic qualitative research; and
7. Perform basic qualitative analysis.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Incompatible unitsResearch Methods in Political Science
Equivalent unitsResearch Methods in Political Science, 9553
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Required text: Waller, V, Farquharson, F & Dempsey, D (2015) Qualitative Social Research: Contemporary Methods for the Digital Age. Sage Publications. The textbook is available for purchase from the Co-Op Book shop.
All required readings not located in textbook are avaiable via canvas.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items must be completed and uploaded via Canvas. Any assessmnet sent via email will not be accepted.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
- URKUND will be used to check for plagiarism for all assignments. Your assessments must be written in your own words and use citations when referencing material from published sources.
- Students will receive an URKUND score once their assessment have been formally submitted.
- Do not submit any material that has been formally submitted to other units. This is a form of academic misconduct.
Required IT skills
Students will be required to use and submit all assessment tasks via Canvas.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2018, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (179602)
- Semester 2, 2017, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (167794)
- Semester 2, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156439)
- Semester 2, 2016, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156383)
- Flexible Period 8, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156446)
- Flexible Period 7, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156445)
- Flexible Period 6, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156444)
- Winter Term, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156440)
- Flexible Period 4, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156442)
- Flexible Period 3, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156441)
- Semester 1, 2016, Online, UC - Canberra, Bruce (156438)