Social Research PG (11636.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Post Graduate Level|| 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)
Students will acquire advanced knowledge on how data are collected by means of interviews, questionnaires, observation, or case studies, and how data are analysed and interpreted. Students become accomplished in quantitative and qualitative research approaches and make skilled decisions in adopting a paradigm. The unit is designed to equip students with a deep understanding of the major research approaches and methodologies that are needed to conduct complex and crucial social research.
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify, frame, contextualise, and justify a contemporary research problem and propose a means of problem;
2. Critically review and evaluate extant literature that surrounds a research endeavour and, based on that critical review of the literature, determine research gaps and discrepancies; and
3. Master and apply philosophical positions and assumptions that underpin research and how they inform choice of methodology and method.
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
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
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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Jee Young Lee|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Online||Dr Jee Young Lee|
Textbook & Resources. The unit is supported by a textbook and the Oxford University Press website.
Required textbook: Bryman, A. (2016). Social research methods. (either 4th or 5th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Available at UC Library Short Loan)
Required IT skills
Academic database search and use of reference software, basic Word
There are no additional costs for this unit other than the textbook. Access to the Oxford University Press website is free and you do not have to purchase the textbook to use this service.
Work placement, internships or practicums