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SY2012 - Social Survey Design and Analysis

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

Offered in SP1 every year

This subject addresses how to investigate and research social science issues through surveys, including the gathering of qualitative and quantitative information. A variety of sampling techniques, computer aided analysis and presentation of research findings is also covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop a range of skills relating to survey methodology, promote critical understanding and enhance presentation of analyses in written and oral forms;
  • increase capabilities to work together in a team;
  • obtain hands-on experience in carrying out a social science survey;
  • understand and engage in the main components of conducting a social science survey.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SS3020 AND SS5101 AND SY2050 AND SY3012 AND SY3020 AND SY3050

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: workshop participation (20%); essays (40%); research journal, ethics application (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Theresa Petray.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: workshop participation (20%); essays (40%); research journal, ethics application (40%).

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.