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IA4012 - Interpreting Research

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Indigenous Education & Research Centre

This subject focuses on the analysis and interpretation of data collected qualitatively. It takes into account theories that assist in the construction of meaning for data from Indigenous contexts. Students are taught to systematically code and create themes from data sources such as interviews, focus groups and document analysis. They are also shown how to write qualitatively in an analytical style. Students will also be introduced to issues through online learning including the discussion board, e-mail and online reading materials. Therefore it is essential that students have access to the World Wide Web to complete this subject, students who do not have access to the internet should notify the subject coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

  • code and create themes from qualitative data collected from Indigenous contexts or about Indigenous issues;
  • place themes in a meaningful sequence for the report or thesis;
  • write a qualitative report of research conducted;
  • use current theories and techniques to assist in data interpretation.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.