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WS4005 - Social Inquiry Analysis

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

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products.
Prerequisites: SS2004 OR SY2005 OR WS2007 OR SS1103 OR (admitted to course code 103804 and has successfully completed WS5516)

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <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%).

Mackay, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Nonie Harris
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours tutorials
Assessment: in class assignments (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: 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%).

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: 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%).

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