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Social Research Design and Evaluation (SOCI90005)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSOCI90005
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines various social research design and evaluation approaches to the study of social interaction. Students will critically examine the utility of, and theoretical underpinnings behind advanced methods of collecting, analysing and writing up social research. The subject will also analyse the relationship between policy evaluation and social research, notably in the context of debates around evidence based policy.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should:

  • be able to examine the processes of social research, including designing a research proposal, conducting fieldwork, and writing up a final research piece;
  • be familiar with research strategies, methods and ethics in social research design and evaluation;
  • be able to understand the relationship between policy evaluation and social research design.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should:

  • be able to apply research skills and critical methods to a field of inquiry;
  • be able to develop persuasive arguments on a given topic;
  • be able to communicate oral and written arguments and ideas effectively and articulately.

Last updated: 11 November 2018