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 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|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Dr Michael Walsh|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Dr Michael Walsh|
Required Readings (Week 2-12):
Week 2: Wayne, C. Booth, Colomb, Gregory G. and Williams, Joseph M. (2008) "From Topics to Questions". Chapter 3 in The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press (3rd edition), pp. 35-49.
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: Durant, Ben (2014) "Doing quicker literature reviews. Four ways to better exploit digital era capabilities", LSE Blog, December 8.
Week 5: Braun, Virginia and Victoria Clarke (2006) "Using Thematic Analysis in Psychology", Qualitative Research in Psychology 3(2):77-101.
Week 6: Bleiker, Roland (2018) 'Mapping Visual Global Politics'. In: Bleiker, Roland (ed.) Visual Global Politics. Oxon: Routledge, pp. 1-30.
Week 7: Bennett, Katy, Cochrane, Allan, Mohan, Giles, and Neal, Sarah. (2015). "Listening", Emotion, Space and Society 17: 7-14.
Week 9: Hochschild, Arlie Russell (2016) "The American Right: Its Deep Story", Global Dialogue 6(3)
Week 10: Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo (2017) ‘Decolonising research methodology must include undoing its dirty history,' The Conversation. September 27.
Week 11: Johnson, Genevive Fuji (2021) 'Reserach Transparency: Less About Rigor and More About Responsiblity', Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, 19(1): 14-18.
Week 12: Mackay, Fiona (2017) "Jane Mansbridge - A Quietly Dangerous Woman", Dangerous Women Project. 8 March.
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