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BX3181 - Social Surveys and Questionnaire Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject focuses on data collection from a group of people and subsequent data analysis. The subject provides an overview of the methods used in survey research and explores the place of survey methods in the research process. The strengths and weakness of survey methods are discussed in relation to other research methods. Students are taken through the practical steps required to establish research objectives, develop a questionnaire or other survey instrument, undertake fundamental data analysis, and report the results in a meaningful way through tables, graphs, oral and written reports. Topics considered include measurement, sampling, instrument design, data collection, data analysis and data reporting with an emphasis on practical, reliable and ethical skills development.

Learning Outcomes

  • appraise and design data collection instruments while applying sound principles of research ethics;
  • apply and evaluate survey research methods;
  • critically analyse and interpret survey data consistent with current standards.

Subject Assessment

  • Questionnaire design - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Proposal - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Research report - (50%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: BU1007 OR PY2103, BU1108 OR BU1808 OR BU2108 AND 12 CREDIT POINTS

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours was Other - Combined Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 03-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours was Other - Combined Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising sessions
  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Trimester 2, External
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities and self-directed learning
  • 10 hours online Tutorials - Online Collaborate sessions
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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