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SYM4015 - Secondary Analysis of Official Statistics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dharma Arunachalam


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


Exercises involving the re-analysis of 'official statistics' and other data sources. The exercises include writing a report on youth unemployment; trend analysis of the gender gap in wages; working class versus upper class suburbs in Melbourne; cohort analysis of migrant unemployment; crosscultural comparison of strikes; report on one type of criminal offence; submission on single parents to the Social Security Review.


Four research reports (1500 words each): 60%
Three research reports (1000 words each): 30%
Seminar participation: 10%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week