UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
SOC20001 - Doing Social Research AND 84 credit points in any SCU units
Builds upon knowledge gained in SOC20001 Doing Social Research. Introduces the main worldviews underpinning different types of social research and identifies their characteristic views of social reality. Explores the political and ethical issues related to social research and the implications for research design. A range of methods is introduced some of which students will practice using in a piece of authentic research.
- Theories and paradigms in social research
- Designing a piece of research related to staff research activities
- Quantitative methods
- Quantitative variables and their measurement
- Politics and ethics in social research
- Qualitative methods
- Evaluation research; Multi methods
- Qualitative analysis
- Quantitative analysis: from questionnaire to data management
- Univariate analysis & presentation of results
- Topics 9 & 10 continued
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain different paradigmatic approaches to social reality|
|2||discuss the political and ethical issues related to social research|
|3||understand and be able to reflect critically upon different methods of research|
|4||conduct research using a variety of reactive and non-reactive methods|
|5||report original research in oral and written form.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
explain different paradigmatic approaches to social reality
discuss the political and ethical issues related to social research
understand and be able to reflect critically upon different methods of research
conduct research using a variety of reactive and non-reactive methods
report original research in oral and written form.
- If you have the 2004 version of Bouma and Ling's 'The research process' that will be fine (you won't need the 2016 version as well): Bouma, G & Carland, S, 2016, The research process, 6th edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
- Walter, M (ed.), 2013, Social research methods, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.