Investigating and Explaining Society (11236.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
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 outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. 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 - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Selen A Ercan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Selen A Ercan|
Required Readings (Week 2-12):
Week 2: Shwartz-Shea, Peregrine. and Yanow, Dvora (2012) Ways of Knowing. Research Questions and Logics of Inquiry. Chapter 2 in Interpretive Research Design. Concepts and Processes. London: Routledge, pp. 24-44.
Week 3: Shwartz-Shea, Peregrine. and Yanow, Dvora (2012) Wherefore Research Designs? Chapter 1 in Interpretive Research Design. Concepts and Processes. London: Routledge, pp. 15-23.
Week 4: Burgers, Christian, Brugman, Britta. C., and Boeynaems, Amber. (2019) Systematic Literature Reviews: Four Applications for Interdisciplinary Research. Journal of Pragmatics, 145: 102-109.
Week 5: De Vries, Robert (2018) 99% of Statistics are Made Up. Chapter 1 in Critical Statistics: Seeing Beyond the Headlines. London: Macmillan pp.1-12.
Week 6: Pechurina, Anna and Kajoranta, Kenneth (2020) Unhomely Homes: A Visual Study of Airbnb. Blog, The Sociological Review ; Potschulat, Maike (2020) Visual Sociology and Urban Icons. Blog, The Sociological Review. (available online)
Week 7: Back, Les (2010) Broken Devices and New Opportunities Re-imagining the tools of Qualitative Research. ESRC National Centre for Research Methods NCRM Working Paper Series 08/10.
Week 9: Abidin, Crystal and de Seta, Gabrielle (2020) Private Messages From the Field: Confessions on Digital Ethnography and its Discomforts. Journal of Digital Social Research, 2(1): 1-19.
Week 10: Lewis-Kraus, Gideon (2016) The Trials of Alice Goffman. The New York Times Magazine. January 12.
Week 11: Lockie, Stewart (2017) Post-truth Politics and the Social Sciences. Environmental Sociology, 3(1): 1-5.
Week 12: Burawoy, Michael (2005) For Public Sociology. American Sociological Review, 70(1): 4-28.
Students are required to achieve at least 50% overall to pass this unit
Required IT skills
You will be required to engage with Canvas to complete this unit including the accessing of materials provided. If you are not certain on how to access materials in Canvas you are expected to seek support in doing so from either the unit convenor or learning support services in the library or peers.
Work placement, internships or practicums