Doing Social Research PG (11637.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
| 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)
The methods will be taught in separate modules. The modules include survey research, interviewing and digital content analysis, or variations of those methods. Students will learn how to select the appropriate tool for a given project. This will give an opportunity to decipher the theoretical assumptions, strengths and weaknesses of the different methods.
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Formulate and justify empirical research question(s);
2. Critically analyse and apply social research methods with an in-depth understanding of how social scientists generate our knowledge about the social world, and why we do it the ways we do;
3. Select and apply a variety of tools and approaches to assist in research;
4. Independently conduct both quantitative and qualitative research, using appropriate methods; and
5. Demonstrate a high-level awareness of the constraints on human ethics in research practice.
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
Prerequisites11636 Social Research PG
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Online||Dr Jee Young Lee|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Jee Young Lee|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Jee Young Lee|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||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)
The textbook invites students to use the Oxford Resource Centre - it supports the text: https://global.oup.com/uk/orc/sociology/brymansrm5e/Links to an external site.
Inclusion and engagement
Required IT skills
Academic database search and use of reference software, Word, Excel
Academic statistical software (such as SPSS) may be required.
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