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Social Research Methods (6 points)


Leader: Pam Reynolds

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the basic concepts necessary for the research process in the social sciences. Topics include a range of methods used in social research, the strengths and weaknesses of each method, the situations in which each method can be appropriately applied, research design and ethics, data collection techniques, and reporting of research. Verbal skills of interviewing and reporting are assessed as well as written skills. Spreadsheeting is introduced using the university's software package.

Assessment: Assignment one (1000 words): 25% + Assignment two (1500 words): 30% + Assignment 3 (2000 words): 45%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: 24 points at first year level

Prohibitions: GSC1602, GSC2612

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