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WS4005 - Social Inquiry Analysis

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Introduction to research designs relevant to human services and social policy research; and qualitative and quantitative methods of information analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students should make considerable progress towards gaining: understanding of a number of research designs;
  • ability to critically assess and consume research studies and proposals;
  • ability to develop an applied social research investigation;
  • knowledge of which research designs to use given research aims and parameters;
  • skills in analysing qualitative and quantitative information;
  • skills in reporting research.
Prerequisites: SS1103 OR SY2005 OR WS2007 OR SS2004. WS3515

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 23-Mar-2017
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris
Lecturers: Dr Ann Carrington, Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris.
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: designing a quantitative study (40%); qualitative research report (60%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 23-Mar-2017
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris
    Lecturers: Dr Ann Carrington, Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris.
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
      Assessment: designing a quantitative study (40%); qualitative research report (60%).

      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.