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Theory and Practice of Sociology (12 points)


Leader: Dr Andrew Singleton and Dr Jan van Bommel

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A critical understanding of the research process, including the complex interplay between theory, methodology, data collection and data analysis; and recognition of the diversity of approaches to sociological research analysis. Students will develop the skills required to undertake an independent piece of research for the first time.

Assessment: Subject to approval, assessment will be: Critical Review essay (2000 words): 20% + Class presentation: 20% + a final portfolio containing a literature review and a methodological paper (5000 words): 60%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: COS4640

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