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SY2005 - Qualitative Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

Townsville Internal offering will be in SP1 for 2012 only.

This subject focuses on the variety of methods, applications and issues involved in qualitative research and writing in social science. It critically examines the theoretical and political dimensions of qualitative research and writing strategies, and provides the student with hands-on experience of these methods. Specifically, this includes student involvement in: research design, professional ethics, interviewing, sampling, participant-observation, action research, focus groups, interpreting and analysing data and writing up.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically discuss the theoretical, political and ethical issues associated with social scientific research;
  • identify research strategies for recording, analysing and managing data;
  • identify the requirements, conditions and issues associated with the implementation and management of a research project;
  • operate a variety of equipment employed in social science research;
  • understand qualitative research including its advantages and disadvantages.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to plan, conduct and manage research in their discipline;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AN2113 AN3113 SS2023 SS3023 SS5100 SY2048 SY3005 SY3048 SS5005 WS2007

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars - hours of lectures and/or tutorials and/or workshops
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (45%); project (25%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Glenn Dawes.
Workload expectations:
  • 38 hours workshops/Seminars - hours of lectures and/or tutorials and/or workshops
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); quizzes or tests (20%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); assignments (35%).

Cairns, Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 2 hours - Email and LearnJCU Discussion Board
Method of Delivery: andCDROMWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); assignments (45%); project (25%).

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.