Units of Study
SCLG2602 - Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Fiona Jane Gill
Phone: +61 2 9351 6889
This unit of study introduces students to a range of qualitative research methods in common usage throughout the social sciences. The unit has both analytical and practical components. With regard to the former, students are introduced to the methodological issues in contemporary sociology and their impact on the research process. An emphasis will be placed on developing a critical ability to read sociological research, with an eye to understanding its methodological adequacy, the political and ethical issues that arise whilst conducting research, and debates over interpretation and the production of knowledge. With regard to the latter component, students will undertake practical exercises in order to learn to appreciate and use a selection of research approaches, methods and techniques.
1250wd research ethics essay (30%) and 2000wd qualitative interview exercise (40%) and 1250wd content analysis exercise (30%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
(12 Junior credit points from Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026, PHIL1011 or PHIL1013) or (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations and GOVT3994)
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for SCLG2602
|Class||Social Inquiry: Qualitative Methods|
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
|Location||Bosch Lecture Theatre 4 D04|
|Convenor||Dr Fiona Jane Gill|
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