1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
4.5 units of Level 1 topics
Enrolment not permitted
1 of SOCI2005, SOCI3001, SOCI3002 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Students should be aware that third level sociology topics assume that they have attained knowledge and skills from first and second level offerings.
Course context
Students may not credit both SOCI3002 Sociological Research: Design, Methods and Ethics and SOCI3001 Research Methods in Criminology, towards their degree.
Topic description
This topic provides students with the core skills required to understand and undertake social scientific research. The topic addresses research ethics, sample selection, qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection, analysis and interpretation and presentation of data.
Educational aims
This topic aims to equip students with the skills required to assess and ethically design and implement qualitative and quantitative social scientific research.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Evaluate social scientific research conducted by others

  2. Apply key principles informing the design and implementation of qualitative and quantitative social scientific research

  3. Design and conduct social scientific qualitative and quantitative research using ethical approaches

  4. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of quantitative and qualitative methods.