Units of Study

SLSS2601 - Socio-Legal Research

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Deirdre Ellen Howard-Wagner

Description

This unit will develop an understanding of social science research methods as they apply to socio-legal studies. It will therefore discuss the theoretical aspects of research design and methodology and provide an overview of the main research methods applicable in socio-legal studies. These will include the development of research questions; examination of statutes, legislation, case law and law reform debates; library and archive research; content analysis and discourse analysis; interviewing; participant observation; data recording, coding and analysis; and research ethics.

Assessments

1xtutorial presentation (20%), 1x2000wd content analysis exercise (40%) and 1x2000wd research essay (40%)

Textbooks

unit reader availabe through the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2 and 1x1hr computer lab/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

(SLSS1001 and SLSS1003) or (SLSS1001 and SLSS1002)

Additional Information

available to Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies only

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