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BX3181 - Social Surveys and Questionnaire Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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

  • Research Proposal - Group - (20%)
  • Questionnaire design - Individual - (30%)
  • Research Report - Individual - (50%).
Prerequisites: BU1007, BU1108 AND 12 CREDIT POINTS

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Lecturers: Dr Zahra Pourabedin, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

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

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

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Coordinator: Dr Malobi Mukherjee
Lecturer: Dr Zahra Pourabedin.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours lectures - Combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Rachel Hay
Lecturers: Dr Michael Crowe, Dr Rachel Hay, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

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

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

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Rachel Hay
Lecturers: Dr Michael Crowe, Dr Rachel Hay, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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