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WS4005 - Social Inquiry Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Project plan - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: (SS1103 OR SY2005 OR WS2007 OR SS2004) AND WS3515


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 24-Mar-2022
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours - Online Activity
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.