|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides students with training in applied social science research methods. Students will learn how to connect a research question with appropriate research design and methodology and acquire practical skills in utilising different research methods and tools, including analysing data and presenting results. The subject will enable students to develop a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and the practical skills to carry out social science research.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- be able to relate different research questions to appropriate research methods;
- have a critical understanding of how different research methods are executed (including mixed-methods research);
- acquire practical experience in applying and evaluating quantitative research methods;
- have the ability to work in groups and negotiate any problems that may arise in doing so;
- gain skills that will be useful upon entering the workforce.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|MULT20003||Critical Analytical Skills||
MULT30018 Applied Political Research
Recommended background knowledge
Levels 1 and 2 Politics and International Studies, Criminology or Sociology
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- A short Research Design of 600 words, due early in the semester (15%)
- In class practical tasks equivalent to 600 words, due throughout the semester (15%)
- Group work / peer assessment equivalent to 800 words, due throughout the semester (20%)
- An Applied Research Assignment of 2000 words, due in the examination period (50%)
- Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject. Regular participation in tutorials is required.
- Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10 marks per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Aaron Martin Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 21 contact hours: online lectures, 6 x 1-hour seminars, and 1.5-hour tutorials per week for 10 weeks, staggered to cover the 12 weeks of semester. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Time commitment details
Total of 170 hours
Readings will be provided online through the subject's LMS site prior to the commencement of semester.
- Subject notes
MULT30018 Applied Research Methods is the capstone subject for the following majors:
Politics and International Studies
This subject is only available to students majoring in the above-mentioned study areas and is not available as Breadth.
MULT30018 Applied Research Methods is a compulsory 3rd year subject in the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Criminology), (Politics and International Studies), (Sociology).
- Related Handbook entries
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.