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SCY4540 - Theory and Practice of Sociology

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Andrew Singleton


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


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.


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

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week