Social Research Methods H (8901.4)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Arts And Communications||Undergraduate Honours 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)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the main approaches to social research;
2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the fundamental epistemological, methodological, and ethical issues involved in undertaking social research at the Honours level;
3. Reflect critically upon their own research practice, and place it within its broader theoretical context; and
4. Demonstrate skills in, and understanding of, the process of undertaking social research.
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
CorequisitesStudents must be enrolled in 298JA Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) OR 922AA Bachelor of Arts (Honours).
Equivalent units7640 Advanced Communication Theory and Research
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Flexible||Dr Glen Fuller|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Dr Glen Fuller|
Textbook & Resources. The unit is supported by two key texts textbook and the Oxford University Press website.
Buchanan, Ian. 2018 A Dictionary of Critical Theory. OUP.
This is available via the UC library access of the Oxford University Press Reference site: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780198794790.001.0001/acref-9780198794790-miscMatter-1-div1-11
The second text is available for shor term loan via the library:
Bryman, A. (2016). Social research methods. (5th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Additionally, the textbook invites students to use the Oxford Resource Centre - it supports the text and has extremely useful resources we shall be drawing on.
Required IT skills
Academic database search and use of reference software, basic Word, Excel and Canvas
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