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
First year sociology topic knowledge, or first year knowledge gained from humanities or social science topics
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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Develop a definition of ethical research
  2. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches to analysis
  3. Generate data using qualitative and quantitative methods
  4. Analyse qualitative and quantitative data