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WS4005 - Social Inquiry Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

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: SS2004 OR SY2005 OR WS2007 OR SS1103 OR (admitted to course code 103804 and has successfully completed WS5516)

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
Method of Delivery: Printed materials
Assessment: assessment 1: questionnaire (25%); assessment 2: quantitative data analysis report (25%); assessment 3: qualitative research report (50%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assessment 1: questionnaire (25%); assessment 2: quantitative data analysis report (25%); assessment 3: qualitative research report (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assessment 1: questionnaire (25%); assessment 2: quantitative data analysis report (25%); assessment 3: qualtiative research report (50%).

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